There is the common advice we give people, especially when they are going through difficult times with their career or relationship, we tell them to do whatever makes them happy. As soothing as that may sound, it is only partly true and can do more harm than good.
As humans, we are wired to connect, therefore, our happiness is dependent on the happiness of other people. So, for us to be truly happy we need to make someone else happy.
Sometimes, this is what happens when people live their lives thinking about themselves only, then they get old and become miserable without any sense of fulfillment. It is because true fulfillment is in the people we impact and the lives we change for the better.
No matter how rich a person gets or how comfortable we are, if we have not impacted the lives of other people we will feel empty and unfulfilled in the end.
It is inestimable – the enormity of the importance of not thinking about ourselves alone because in the long run life is about connecting. We are not truly happy until we make other people happy.