Metropolitan Hilarion believes that a man’s happiness in his family

Moscow. 2 Oct. INTERFAX – the Happiness of man depends in the first place, as he had arranged his family life, the head of the Synodal Department for external Church relations Metropolitan Hilarion.

“Many people think that happiness lies in material wealth: the more money the more happiness. But life shows that it is not so. The happiest people are those who have family and children,” said Metropolitan in the program “Church and world” on TV channel “Russia-24” (VGTRK).

Recently, polls conducted a measurement of the happiness index Russians. The survey showed that 84% of citizens felt happy. The main factor of their happiness citizens have described the presence of families and children.

“Man was created for eternal life, after death every person goes into eternity. But here on earth, people continue to live in their grandchildren and great grandchildren. Happiness is an inner feeling which gives a person satisfaction, and it is not always associated with wealth, wealthy people often are unhappy,” the Hierarch said, adding that the family is the primary institution life for any person.