There are lots of ways of being miserable, but there's only one way of being comfortable, and that is to stop running round after happiness. If you make up your mind not to be happy there's no reason why you shouldn't have a fairly good time.
Edith Wharton (1862 - 1937), The Last Asset, 1904
I think I've written about this topic several times,like this and this, but generally come to the same conclusions. Do not have any ambitions, be happy. Do not use brain, be happy.
Ofcourse the quote above is abit nihilistic it should be something like,
"enjoy what you have now and forget about how happy you would be only if this or that, then you will be surprised how happy you can be"
To do that we must detach ourselves from our synapses
on a similar note a quote from Ratbert
"My brain is empty, it feels great. Stress is just another word for knowledge!"
Then comes the inevitable question.
Do you choose to think or to be happy?
Can we do both?