The three Essentials to a joyful life, 2018 forward: 1. Accept, embrace, that evil is ascendant, increasing, and is going to win in the end maybe sooner than later, quite possibly in torture and an untimely death for oneself personally and for ones loved ones. 2. That there is nothing that one can do that will cause this to be otherwise. 3. For the joy of it devoting every breath to channeling more goodness into the world at least making the attempt.