The #1 thing we want is happiness/fulfillment. We don’t know how to attain it because what we really want is great relationships. (Mike Lee, American pastor)

In spite of a highly educated, affluent society, many people still seem to be unhappy, even depressed. Lee suggests that the reason may be that they’re aiming at the wrong goal. Happiness is not a goal to pursue; rather, it’s the reward for achieving more worthy objectives. Real joy comes from healthy relationships—with other people and with God.

May the righteous be glad and rejoice before God; may they be happy and joyful. (Psalm 68:3).