A group of 50 people were attending a seminar. In the middle of his speech, the speaker decided to do a group activity. He started giving each attendee one balloon. Each person was asked to write their name on it using a marker. Then, all the balloons were collected and put in another room.
Next, these delegates were let into that room and were given five minutes to find the balloon with their name written on it. Everyone began frantically searching for their name, colliding with each other, pushing around others. It was utter chaos.
At the end of 5 minutes, no one had found their own balloon. Next, each person was asked to randomly collect a balloon and give it to the person whose name was written on it. Within minutes, everyone had their own balloon.
The speaker then explained, “This is happening in our lives. Everyone is frantically looking for happiness all around, not knowing where it is. Our happiness lies in the happiness of other people. Give them their happiness and you will get your own happiness. This is the purpose of human life.”