Pursuit of happiness- 3

A neophyte that I was
In games that shapes societies,
Creates bonds, restrains and ties,
Bodies and souls.

Philosophy was complex,
While immersed in booze,
Malaise was unearthed
And vengeance unsheathed.

Time flew, experience accrued,
Books sold and the mood eased;
As the recipe to happiness
Became known.

The secret lay open, as they say,
For the pleasure in living is in
Secretly watching the loved ones-
Joyous and happy.