Jonas, I really appreciated this article. To me, your highlighting of combining “happy now” with “vision for the future” is the key to getting over a (maybe typically American) hesitancy about the pure “happy now” philosophy is a kind of Buddhist “cop out” on ambition and achievement. I’m not saying I feel that way (though I do, maybe 20% or so, I can’t help it)…but I think it’s a really common cultural instinct. Your description of the happiness formula doesn’t have to try to win that argument — it frames a powerful way around it. Thanks!