Where Does Your Heart Dwell?

Mourning is not always evil and laughter is not always good. There is a time to mourn and a time to laugh. Do we know when to mourn and when to laugh? Solomon said,
The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning,
But the heart of fools is in the house of mirth.
(Ecclesiastes 7:4)
When mourning we think on our manner of living, but when laughing we ignore what kind of people we are. Times of mourning, therefore, can enrich us, whereas times of mirth can merely make us feel good.
Should we laugh? Yes, but neither should we avoid mourning. Let the sad and heavy times of life increase our wisdom, for if we only seek pleasure, we will never become better men and women.

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