An old man lived in a village. He was one of the most unhappy people in the world. The whole village was tired of him; he was always gloomy, he constantly complained and was always in a bad mood.
He created the feeling of unhappiness in others.
But one day, when he turned eighty, an incredible thing happened. Instantly everyone started hearing the rumour:
“The old man is happy today, he doesn’t complain about anything, smiles, and even his face looks fresh.”
The whole village gathered together and a villager asked him, “What happened to you?” “Nothing special,” he said. “ For 80 years I’ve been chasing happiness, and it was useless. And then I decided to live without happiness and just enjoy life. That’s why I’m happy now,” said the old man.