“If you want to be happy, practice compassion,” probably a Dalai Lama quote.
I think it’s true. All the things that we hate to be done to us, judged, criticized, ridiculed, belittled…. it turns out, it’s not fun to do to others either. It’s not fun to hold a grudge, to seek vengeance, to mock somebody else, to be angry…
Because these things turn ourselves into what we despise.
Happiness emerges when we really want to hang out with ourselves. :)
Don’t know about you, but I’d love to hang out with a compassionate person.
Expand your compassion. Expand your happiness.