A quote from Bertrand Russell’s The Conquest of Happiness.
I enjoy life; I might almost say that with every year that passes I enjoy it more. This is due partly to having discovered what were the things that I most desired and having gradually acquired many of these things. Partly it is due to having successfully dismissed certain objects of desire-such as the acquisition of indubitable knowledge about something or other-as essentially unattainable. But very largely it is due to a diminishing preoccupation with myself.
Diminishing preoccupation with myself. How golden!