Being happy is a state of mind that cannot be achieved by life's accomplishments. It is a state of mind independent of bad and good things in our lives. Everyone says live in the moment, live for now. The problem with that is when we do that we are constantly reacting to life's high and lows. Lets choose to instead to live forever, not just for the moment. Let's view our life in the long run. What do we want to feel like when this earth takes our last breaths away? I want peace in that moment and the only way to achieve that ultimate goal is to banish out reactionary behaviors. Whether its to life's lows or to the highs and not shun missteps of the past but hold them close as something we can learn from.