I think we all mistake certain things for happiness. I think we mistake comfort for happiness and we mistake pleasure for happiness, and entertainment for happiness, when really these are just things we use as proxies for our happiness. We use them to cheer us up or try and achieve brief happiness, when really happiness is something much more profound and long lasting and exists within us.

Let me tell you a secret about storytelling. Both Cinderella and Snow White were lacking something. If the princesses had everything at the beginning, then there would be no story to tell. So any girl who’s imperfect or incomplete can become the main character

It’s a bit simplistic since the quote comes from a shoujo anime but it gets the point across so I think it’s worth remembering.