It is an absolute perfection, a perfection like that of the gods, to be able faithfully to enjoy one’s own nature. We search for other conditions because we do not understand how to deal with the condition we actually have, and we go outside ourselves because we do not know what is within us. So there is really no point getting up on stilts, for even on stilts we still have to walk on our own legs. And on the most exalted throne in the world, we still have to sit upon our own bottom.
Michel de Montaigne