Japanese philosophy makes simplicity profound. Whether it involves work, family, or some ritual in one’s life, these three things create happiness for me:

1. Something to do

2. Something to love

3. Something to hope for

The table stakes show that higher levels of engagement, passion, and vision improve satisfaction. The opposite of happiness comes in the form of inaction, aversion, and hopelessness.

Quality of life improves by optimizing the sources of happiness.