The Dangerous Pursuit of Happiness

September 5, 2014 1:14 PM

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The Dangerous Pursuit of Happiness

We may have wandered away from an ancient definition of the word 'Happy', which is 'good fortune' or 'good luck'. We can easily see that the ancients attributed the occurrence of happiness to the gods. To suggest happiness can be pursued by us yanks the power and responsibility out of the hands of the gods and places our will in the managerial position. Once we are in charge of making happiness happen, there are several dangerous implications.

We may have wandered away from an ancient definition of the word 'Happy', which is 'good fortune' or 'good luck'. We can easily see that the ancients attributed the occurrence of happiness to the gods. To suggest happiness can be pursued by us yanks the power and responsibility out of the hands of t...

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