The key to happiness is gratitude: Dr Yusuf Merchant at the launch of his book
Dr Merchant is a renowned figure around the globe, known as a drug crusader, and the head of the most successful rehabilitation centre in Asia, Land, located in Mumbai. Most of the people present were his former patients or people who have known Doc over the years. But everyone has only one thing to say, that Doc is a miracle worker.
In a candid conversation with author Nilanjana Roy, Doc explained that happiness is a choice and is not an outcome, but a process. He said how people while in their chase to attain happiness often forget that the process itself can bring them a state of joy. He said, “I can choose to be happy even before I get a big car or a big house. I can be happy while I am earning the money to get the house.” Doc explained that one needs to adhere to three things in life to understand that happiness is not unattainable: a good value system, gratitude, and living in the present. If someone really wants to be happy, he has to go out of his mind, out of his conditioning set by social standards.”
The Vice-chancellor of DU and Padma Shri awardee Prof Dinesh Singh, former Hockey captain and Arjuna awardee Mr Jagbir Singh, author Arjun Nath, restaurateur Riyaaz Amlani, artist Kriti Monga, and Karthika VK, Publisher, Westland were present at the event among others.