“Happiness does not consist in things themselves but in the relish we have of them; and a man has attained it when he enjoys what he loves and desires himself, and not what other people think lovely and desirable.”
-- La Rochefoucauld
Along the same lines, one of my Secrets of Adulthood: Just because something is fun for someone else doesn't mean that it's fun for you -- and vice versa.
* Recently, I've become very interested in the power of smell as an element of happiness, and I was intrigued to see that New York City's Museum of Arts and Design is planning to open a Center of Olfactory Art. I'll be one of the first through the doors when it opens next year.