People sometimes ask me where I get ideas for songs from and I say things I dwell on. I'm quite the dweller. Today I was dwelling on distraction as the root of happiness. I'm happiest doing things that occupy my mind completely. Go-karting, poker, good films, a good football match, a truly engaging person, sleep, and (luckily) songwriting. Active meditation they call it. I tried real meditation but I'm too distracted.
So distraction ideally followed by satisfaction = happiness. To take our minds off our inevitable deaths. Please take my mind off myself. There's a song in that.