Consistently happy persons live responsibly. They take responsibility for their actions. They do not blame their situations on their parents, teachers, pastors or others. They do what they do for sensible reasons. These reasons are based on precepts, especially Biblical ones. Following the biblical principles, devote men and women gain personal authority and confidence. This may be the essence of freedom. In it is inspiration, enthusiasm, originality, and roominess.
Mark W. Lee, Who Am I and What am I Doing Here?