FROM BEARS (Barry Neil Kaufman): British Med. Journal (2008 - 337.a2338) - When you're happy, your spouse, relatives, neighbors, friends within a mile are 25% more likely to be happy!!! A friend of a friend has a 10% chance of being happier even though you don't know the person. Lesson: for those who have learned "happiness is a choice," life it big, spread the word -- what you do is what you teach.
When you shrink your happiness in the face of another person's choice to be unhappy, you grow unhappiness bigger in the world. We can keep and make our joy bigger with love and kindness. Be a force in the world for what you want in the world.