meus intuitus

Is it possible to be happy?

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I blog about the matter of happiness because it is the most important thing we can understand in our lives. Certainly, there are other topics worthy of discussion. However, when the entirety of one’s life is taken into consideration, what can matter more than how one has experienced it–that is, in the grips of neuroticism and melancholy or in the embrace of peace and joy?

So here is another tidbit of wisdom I gleaned from reddit.

“Is it possible to be happy?”

What a sad question. To ask such a question assumes that happiness is to be sought and that unhappiness is the norm. Try, instead…

“Is it possible to be unhappy?”

“The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; the wise man grows it under his feet.” ~James Oppenheim

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Written by meusintuitus

February 13, 2010 at 7:33 pm

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