Happiness is a function of freedom. But. Freedom is not freedom to do whatever we want, but freedom to do what needs to be done, where, when, and how it needs to be done. Knowing and doing what needs to be done is the key to happiness, when it is done for the joy of doing it and the satisfaction of having done it. This gets us to the heart of the matter: What do we stand to gain? What do we stand to lose? By doing what we do-- where, when and how we do it? And this gets us to the heart of the heart of the matter: What is important? What matters most? For what do we live? What is guiding our boat on its path through the sea? What are we trying to gain? What are we trying to keep from losing? What is our foundational motivation? What are we living to serve with our life? Our fealty, liege loyalty, filial devotion, are to what? Be right about what that is-- and be right about it being worthy of us-- and we have it made. The freedom to do that, when, where and how it needs to be done, is the source of happiness everlasting.