Everyone dreams of being excellent: some in their physique, some in their clothing style, while others are focused on technology, talent, careers, financial security, relationships and many other things. Yes, some joy may be presently found in the accumulation of these goods and in the achievements of certain goals, however, eventually honors, objects, and even health can be taken away. For unfortunately, nothing lasts. In fact, all that is material will eventually deteriorate. Records will be surpassed. Even relationships are not guaranteed. So then, lasting happiness, if it exists, is something that cannot be trumped, or be taken away. This happiness will reside in the things that can never break down or cease; that is, genuine happiness includes the eternal: accomplishments of the soul, in particular, spiritual excellence. more...