Arnold Schwarzenegger just disclosed the "one sure path" to happiness in his email, The Pump Daily.
Schwarzenegger opened out about his life philosophy after a study found that wealth makes people happier.
On the surface, financial security reduces immediate concerns like food, housing, and healthcare. Schwarzenegger concurs.
"I hate when rich people say'money can’t buy you happiness.' "It can buy you many comforts and make life easier," he added.
I don't think comfort or ease equals happiness either. Comfortable people can be depressed.
"I think that all of you should try to make as much money as you want," he added. But if something is missing in your life
and money and comfort don't make you happy, my hunch is you need a purpose. Be helpful. I've known many miserable, angry, affluent people."
Schwarzenegger recalled working as a bricklayer with Franco Colombu between lessons and training when he initially started bodybuilding.
"But I did have a vision," he continued. "I think that’s the key to happiness."Of course, achieving your dreams can take a lifetime. Schwarzenegger advises living in the moment.
"There is also one more thing: if you have tried to find happiness and just can’t, one sure path is to help someone else," he wrote.
When I first trained Special Olympics competitors in Wisconsin in the late 1970s, I went back to my hotel room feeling great.
Pure delight. Why am I so happy? No money today. No awards. I returned. Felt useful. True happiness."