Is the Pursuit of Happiness the Wrong Goal?

August 19, 2014 3:29 PM

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Is the Pursuit of Happiness the Wrong Goal?

It's been a sad week for Hollywood. Lauren Bacall and Robin Williams, both lost to us in body, if not in spirit or body of work. But the vast emphasis has been on the tragic death of Robin, casting a spotlight on mental illness, and in particular depression.

I, along with so many others, pondered how someone who gave so much to others, who had so much going for him in his life, could be so alone... so unhappy as to take his life? Of course depression is an illness, not a choice. It's chemical as well as psychological. Yet I can't help wondering how this...

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