Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi: "The quality of life does not depend on happiness alone, but also on what one does to be happy. If one fails to develop goals that give meaning to one's existence, if one does not use the mind to its fullest, then good feelings fulfill just a fraction of the potential we possess. A person who achieves contentment by withdrawing from the world to 'cultivate his own garden,' like Voltaire's Candide cannot be said to lead an excellent life. Without dreams, without risks, only a trivial semblance of living can be achieved."
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