- To be stupid, selfish, and have good health are three requirements for happiness, though if stupidity is lacking, all is lost.
Happiness is a noun. It is defined as follows: 1. a sense of general well being and of everything being right in the world or in your own immediate vicinity 2. a giddy feeling that your heart is lighter than air 3. that toe tappin' energy you get on a perfectly sunny day 4. a deep belly laugh 5. cheerful.
If happiness had been eluding you lately. Take refuge in Flaubert's quote above.Have a deep belly laugh (rolling on the floor is optional). There you go, at least you were happy for a moment.