Happiness, Monetary Wealth, and Compassion

“It seems quite clear that education and other facilities support having a happy and successful life, but then obviously people who have these two things–good education and wealth–are not necessarily happy persons. So that means there must be another element in order to be a happy person: a compassionate heart. With a good education, facilities and warm-heartedness, a person becomes fuller and, I think, better equipped to face problems. Education gives us guidance, and warm-heartedness gives us the proper use of all our knowledge.” ~ the Dalai Lama

I am not a follower of Tibetan Buddhism but I respect many of the things the Dalai Lama has said. Here is a link to his full discussion.

http://www.smith.edu/dalailama/about.php

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