Benjamin Franklin on American Happiness by Jerry Weinberger, City Journal 21 September 2010

We’re thus in a happiness double bind: our pursuit of happiness first makes us unhappy, as Tocqueville suggests, and then makes us poor because it makes us corrupt, which then makes us even more unhappy.

via Benjamin Franklin on American Happiness by Jerry Weinberger, City Journal 21 September 2010.

 

Ahhhh, another lecture in the art how NOT to try to be happy. I keep wondering whether I’ll really ever clear up this happiness discussion….

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Hermit, free-lance monk, laughing pessimist, hopeless optimist, standing upright after being bowled over too often, crawling when he should fly and flying without a pilot's licence. Clinging to bushes and grasses in his free time.
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