Q: Does your overall happiness (achieved via such means as physical appearance, fashion, love, sex, material possessions, etc...) necessarily rely, at least in part, on a comparable desire of another person to achieve the same end? Must the object of theirs and your desire be difficult/impossible for another to obtain in order to experience true joy?
For example, in order to be happy with your own physical attributes, must it also be the case that at least some other people want to look the same way you do now? Alternatively, if no living creature on earth ever wanted to be or look like you, can you truly take joy in your outward self?
Are we ever really happy if the desire of all other people to achieve our own version of happiness is completely nonexistent?
If your happiness can exist alone with you on an island, and you never have nor ever will come into contact with another living creature, what is it exactly that brings you joy?
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