If happiness and contentment are the "chips" we try to accumulate, those who triumph understand that what determines their own happiness is not the circumstances life hands them, but how they deal with those circumstances. Happiness is not a choice; it's a million choices, made every day.
Who is the smart man? Marc. The Wheelchair Kamikaze. Marc writes a humorous blog that we follow and I consider him a wheelchair hero. If you do not know Marc's blog, have a look.