4X05 - MIRROR, MIRROR
BRENNAN: I'm out of the game.
BRENNAN: A couple of weeks ago you named me grumpy, said I didn't want to be here, I wanted to be back in the third world.
HOUSE: And you realised I'm right just now?
BRENNAN: I got a confirmation.
HOUSE: The patient's nuts.
BRENNAN: The patient's... unbiased. The patient has no axe to grind.
HOUSE: The patient is nuts.
BRENNAN: I miss my old life helping people who barely have clean water, let alone the kind of medicines we waste by the SUV load.
HOUSE: You're nuts. You're going to be miserable, at home, at work, somewhere. The goal in life is not to eliminate misery, it's to keep misery to the minimum.
BRENNAN: Oh, that's inspiring.
HOUSE: You said you came back to get married. What does your fiancée do?
BRENNAN: She's a court reporter.
HOUSE: Uh-huh, well I'm sure Thailand will have courts any day now. Someone's going to be miserable sometime. Accept it. It's how I stay so happy.
BRENNAN: Why do you care if I stay?
HOUSE: You're good. Don't screw it up just because you're miserable.
BRENNAN: I'm going to stay until the patient's cured. Which should be in about... an hour. [Leaves.]
QUESTION:1) what does the statement ": You're nuts. You're going to be miserable, at home, at work, somewhere. GOAL IN LIFE IS NOT TO ELIMINATE MISERY; ITS TO KEEP MISERY TO A MINIMUM." mean?
QUESTION:2) WHY DOES HOUSE TELLS BRENNAN THAT HE IS GOING TO BE MISERABLE IN THE FUTURE-"you're gonna be miserable at home , at work somewhe?