Old Adam solves problems. New Adam neither solves problems nor creates them.
Some men believe that if they work hard their diligence will produce happiness in the future. But how can this be? No one in human history has ever been happy in the future.
Take the direct route to happiness: Drop all concern with past and future.
“I got my eyes on the prize,” said the donkey to the carrot.
“I put a spell on you.” Screamin’ Jay Hawkins.
We cannot be happy in the future. Happiness is a now state. Everything else is business as usual—anticipation, imagination, desire, wanting.
Therefore, want what you have; don’t want what you don’t have.