After visiting Chimi Lhakhang, the fertility temple, we walked back through the village of Sopsokha. We found these lovely, friendly children playing outside.
Traveling through Bhutan was a bit of a quest in understanding happiness. As a country that considers the happiness of the people more important than its economic output, it's interesting to see how the local people live. While the villages are not as modern as today's western cities, the people certainly seemed to be happy.
I don't know the secret to true happiness, but I do believe that you can never own enough to be happy. Happiness to me is a lot like a good chocolate bar. Those first few bites are super delicious, but as you keep taking more bites, the impact of each bite is incrementally less and less until you have dulled your senses. The same too with buying material goods. They make you happy initially, but eventually you need to buy even bigger and more extravagant things to achieve the same impact. The search for happiness is a lifelong pursuit.
Bhutanese village children take time out of their busy play and school day to pose.