This was told to me by a friend. I think this was one of the greatest things I ever heard:
What are the three most important things in life?
Of course having a stable job is important, but if we are missing any of the above three can we say that we are really happy?
Update: (March 5)
Since I wrote this post a couple of weeks ago I have actually received some comments saying to be happy you need to
1) Have a job that you enjoy
2) have money
I agree with these people. Without a steady income supporting 2 and doing 3 is impossible. Depending on the health system of your country, getting medical treatment without a penny to your name would also be difficult. But, why do we work? Do we work because we want to devote our lives to our job? I hope not. I would hope that we work so that we can have a good health plan, pay for our family to live comfortably and support our hobbies. In other words, I would hope that we work to make sure that we have our 3 most important things in life.
Thank you for the comments