In a recent popular blog, the writer gave his answer to the question "If happiness comes from within, why should you pursue anything in life? Why should you pursue goals, achieve anything, connect with others, exercise, eat good food … if you
don’t need to do any of that to be happy?"
I loved the question, but wasn't satisfied with the answer. The writer explained that despite our innate happiness, we live a life of choices, and that if we only had the choice between
#1 service to others and #2 watching TV/doing nothing, then we would choose #1 because it's better. He eluded to the fact (maybe unintentionally) that we would be "less or bad" if we chose option #2.