Not a bad outline of what it would take to make the world merrier: the simple enjoyment of food, cheer and song.
“There is more in you of good than you know, child of the kindly West. Some courage and some wisdom, blended in measure. If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.”
Source: JRR Tolkien, The Hobbit (London: HarperCollins, 1995), p. 259