Latter-day Saint Life

Elder Soares Shares 5 Paths to True Happiness


Sharing the words of Elder Richard G. Scott, Elder Soares said enduring happiness comes from “what you are, not what you have.”

“The golden pathway to happiness is one of selflessness and of giving love—the kind of love that has concern, interest, and some measure of charity for every living soul,” Elder Ulisses Soares of the Presidency of the Seventy told graduates of Brigham Young University–Hawaii during commencement exercises on June 8.

Enduring happiness

In his keynote address, Elder Soares shared “paths of true happiness in life.”

“When we look around the world, it is very obvious that people everywhere are looking for something,” he said. “In their own way, what they are really looking for is happiness.”

True and lasting happiness, the Church leader said, is more than just a temporary pleasure. He warned listeners of being pleasure seekers—those who find delight in buying things, seeking honor and praise from the world through inappropriate behavior, or focusing on physical beauty and attractiveness.

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