“If you have developed the pattern of working hard to keep those around you happy, then when they aren’t happy; when they are presenting their anger to you, you may feel that their anger has something to do with your behavior. They often work hard to make you believe that you are the primary reason for their problem, but you have undoubtedly discovered that the more you attempt to modify your behavior to keep another happy, the more modification of your behavior they seem to require. An impossible and futile endeavor.
When you demonstrate your consistent state of happiness you will offer them—through the power of your example—the secret to their own true happiness. Being happy is a very personal thing—and it really has nothing to do with anyone else.”
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