Many paths to happiness?

“Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.”

First line of Anna Karenina, by Leo Tolstoy

I first read this years ago. Since then I’ve observed its simple truth many times.

In a world where morality is relative, where rights trump responsibilities, where the aberrant is ordinary, and where shame is dead, it’s instructive to see what simple rulers can take the measure of reality.