“The only source of anyone's true happiness is doing something useful through his or her work.”
True Christian Religion 735:5 Emanuel Swedenborg
In evaluating this quote from Swedenborg, please remember that he lived before the bicycle was invented
OK, that was a joke. Even an enjoyable activity like cycling is a recreation, not a use. It is our uses that provide the deepest, most lasting satisfaction in our lives – raising children is probably the best example of useful work that can bring true happiness.