"We act as though comfort and luxury are the chief requirements of life. All that we need to make us happy is something to be enthusiastic about. -- Albert Einstein. "
Quite true, but the comforts of life, varying in degrees with each individual, is one of the most basic criteria for being content, which is in itself...a cause for happiness. I feel that being content is being happy to an extent. Apart from Love and Family .....security, the comforts of a beautiful home and some travel are inspirations for a happy life.....but then again...is that not the basic of what everyone seeks?
Sometimes though....a person can have everything that money can buy and yet feel so empty and bored, feel unhappy....simply because the heart has no freedom.