That is a great way to put it, Jacque. Taking it further, in most cases, you can bet that people are aiming toward the same overall goal — to be happy. They may have different ways they’re going about that. They may be mistaken about what’s going to make them happy. But in the end, that tends to motivate us all to do what we do. We’re trying to be happy and avoid unhappiness. The more each of us can understand this, the better we can judge the situations we’re in.

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