AN INTRODUCTION TO HAPPINESS

One day a man was sitting alone on a beach feeling reflective and melancholic. He looked out towards the sea as if searching for something. Suddenly he had an overwhelming urge to dive into the ocean to see if he could find whatever it was that was missing from his life.
Just as he was about to run into the sea he was astonished to see a tiny mermaid, no larger than his hand, perched on a rock looking at him curiously.
Mesmerized, he moved closer towards her and, as he approached, she spoke to him saying, ‘I have been watching you for quite some time. You seem to be looking for something. Can I help you?’
The man replied ‘I have so many things in my life, but I feel as if there is something missing. Can you give ...

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