Once, a billionaire was invited for an interview. The interviewer asked him,” Sir, when did you feel the happiest in your life?” The billionaire replied that he had gone through four stages of happiness in life, and finally, he understood the meaning of true happiness. In the 1st stage, he accumulated wealth and resources. The 2nd stage saw him collecting valuables and rare items.
The 3rd stage brought unprecedented success. He bagged big projects and controlled over 95% of the petroleum supply of his country. He also became the largest shipowner in Asia and Africa, but the best was yet to come. Then came the 4th stage.
The billionaire went on a friend of his suggested that he buy and donate wheelchairs to disabled children, and he immediately purchased at his behest. His friend insisted that he should hand over those wheelchairs personally to the children, to which the billionaire agreed.
He reminisced, “When I reached that place and gave the wheelchairs to all those children, there was an intense glow of happiness on their faces. They all moved around joyfully on their wheelchairs as though they were frolicking at a picnic spot. They were having so much fun. Sharing their happiness and laughter, I felt deep happiness well up inside me too.”
Bringing happiness to others is the only way to bring true and lasting happiness to oneself!