“The belief that unhappiness is selfless
and happiness is selfish
It's more selfless to act happy.
It takes energy, generosity,
to be unfailingly lighthearted,
yet everyone takes the happy person for granted.
No one is careful of his feelings
or tries to keep his spirits high.
He seems self-sufficient;
he becomes a cushion for others.
And because happiness seems unforced,
that person usually gets no credit.”
The Happiness Project