What is most amazing though is that, in spite of all of our differences, we share a common goal: happiness. In fact, the only thing that really makes us different from one another is the route we take to be happy. If you wanted to represent this idea in a simple mathematical formula, it could be expressed as:
where "y" represents the direction in life a person might take to become happy.
According to the above equation, the only variable is THE "Y" FACTOR. It is a given that we are all human beings, and that all human beings, in general, want to be happy.
But in a simple equation with only one variable, the variable is easy to find and always the same. For example, when 2 + y = 7, then "y" will always be equal to 5, whether to an American, a Russian, or a Japanese.
But "y" is not the same for everyone; the fact that conflicts have existed in so many places around the world throughout history makes this apparent. This would seem to indicate that the equation of life is made up of more than one variable. Perhaps, then, the definition of happiness is not universal.