When I was checking out Facebook a few minutes ago, I came across an ad for a product and service that’s supposed to be a scientifically based route to happiness. When I clicked through to the website, it stated that this tool or technique (I’m not sure what it was) could help you stop negative thoughts, manage stress and boost your happiness. Prior to 2014, I would have been first in line to buy what they were offering — that is, before I had this understanding of the Three Principles. The truth is, you don’t need anything to be happy. Happiness is not a science, nor do you have to purchase it anywhere (thank goodness).

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