A group of 100 people attended a seminar.
Suddenly the speaker stopped and gave each person a balloon.
Everyone was asked to blow up their balloon and write his/her name on it using a marker pen.
All the balloons were collected and put into another room.
Now these 100 delegates were let into the room full of balloons; their task was to find the balloon with their own name on, within 5 minutes.
Everyone frantically searched for their balloon, pushing and colliding with each other. As you can imagine, it was utter chaos.
After 5 minutes, the speaker called a halt to the exercise; no one had found their own balloon.
Now each one was asked to randomly collect a balloon and give it to the person whose name was written on it.
Even though there was frenetic activity, within minutes everyone had their own balloons.
The speaker began: “This is exactly what is happening in our lives. Everyone is frantically looking for happiness all over the place, not knowing where it is. Our happiness lies in the happiness of other people. Help them find their happiness and you will get your own happiness too. And this is the purpose of human life. Learn to put a smile on someone’s face, and you will also smile in due course.”