Lesson no. 1: Making comparisons can spoil your happiness.

Lesson no. 2: Happiness often comes when least expected.

Lesson no. 3: Many people see happiness only in their future.

Lesson no. 4: Many people think that happiness comes from having more power or more money.

Lesson no. 5: Sometimes happiness is not knowing the whole story.

Lesson no. 6: Happiness is a long walk in beautiful, unfamiliar mountains.

Lesson no. 7: It’s a mistake to think that happiness is the goal.

Lesson no. 8: Happiness is being with the people you love.

Lesson no. 8b: Unhappiness is being separated from the people you love.

Lesson no. 9: Happiness is knowing your family lacks for nothing.

Lesson no. 10: Happiness is doing a job you love.

Lesson no. 11: Happiness is having a home and a garden of your own.

Lesson no. 12: It’s harder to be happy in a country run by bad people.

Lesson no. 13: Happiness is feeling useful to others.

Lesson no. 14: Happiness is to be loved for exactly who you are.

Observation: People are kinder to a child who smiles (very important).

Lesson no. 15: Happiness comes when you feel truly alive.

Lesson no. 16: Happiness is knowing how to celebrate

Lesson no. 17: Happiness is caring about the happiness of those you love.

Lesson no. 18: Happiness could be the freedom to love more than one woman at the same time. Happiness is not attaching too much importance to what other people think.

Lesson no. 19: The sun and the sea make everybody happy.

Lesson no. 20: Happiness is a certain way of seeing things.

Lesson no. 21: Rivalry poisons happiness.

Lesson no. 22: Women care more than men about making others happy.

Lesson no. 23: Happiness means making sure that those around you are happy?

—  Hector and the Search for Happiness by François Lelord