The happiness of prowlers
All of our life, we are looking for satisfaction for our needs. We aim to be recognized. We are prowlers that long for connection. Therefore we really make an effort with the result that we do not care about what the recognition is for. And so we attach importance to money, outwardness, or status. We assume that this fulfills our most profound need for happiness. Actually, this is a farce as we will always need more money, better outwardness, and a higher status since this reputed happiness is based on the competition with who surrounds us. And so it happens that some of us end with a beautiful and rich shell everybody envies. But in the end, this is worth nothing if the inside is empty and one does not see that real happiness can only develop out of itself.