It is neither wealth nor splendor; but tranquility and occupation which give you happiness.

It is neither wealth nor splendor; but tranquility and occupation which give you happiness. – Thomas Jefferson

We all know wealthy people, people who live lives of splendor that are seemingly unhappy. We know those who have climbed the mountain, reached the pinnacle, and are yet to be satisfied.

When we compare our lives to others, when we encourage students to compare their performance to the performance of others, we will never be satisfied.

Happiness is about balance. It is about living with purpose and finding tranquility in the journey. We are compelled to enjoy the ride . . . to embrace the journey of change. It isn’t about earning wealth nor splendor; it’s about growth and purpose.

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