If you could only walk in his shoes.
There once was a king who had everything. Except happiness. One day he decided to search the kingdom to find the happiest man. He would then walk for a day in the man’s shoes, and thus hope to learn the secret of his happiness.
After an exhaustive search the happiest man was finally discovered and brought, smiling happily, before the king.
Unfortunately, the man wore no shoes.
The king was found several years later sleeping happily and shoeless under a freeway overpass near Lake Woebegone, MN.