I came across this in a FB memory and thought it was worth sharing again.
Stephen F. Dennstedt
Photographer, Writer and World Traveler
Currently in South America
What is the key to happiness? I suppose it’s different for everyone. I’m not even sure its the question that should be asked; happy automatically implies its reciprocal, unhappy. So maybe a more subtle question would be: what is the key to contentment? In the movie City Slickers, with Billy Crystal, the old cowboy Curly (played by Jack Palance) says (holding up one finger): Life is about just one thing. Crystal’s character naturally asks: What’s the one thing? Curly smiles a knowing smile and says: That’s for you to find out.
That question haunted me for years, until I found the answer for myself. Perspective. Life is about perspective. With perspective, the ability to put one’s life into a meaningful context, comes wisdom (or what we like to think of as wisdom). Wisdom, I think…
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