…Take a moment to think of the people you know in your life, of those who are the most self-centered and those who try their best to live a life of love and unity with others. Do those who lead mostly self-centered lives seem happy or unhappy to you? What about those who are always doing things for others, who are forever willing to sacrifice some part of themselves to help someone out or be a friend to a person in need? Of the two, which seem to be living the happier, more fulfilling life?
— Excerpted from The Truth as I See It: A Collection of Spiritual Writings by Adam Soto (p. 29)