Life is not precious, happiness is

Our founding fathers fought for what they believed in. And they wrote it very succinctly in the Declaration of Independence. “We are endowed by our Creator to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” Although we are entitled to it, many of us still do not know what it really is we are entitled to. Nor would we know how to get it even if we understood what we were looking for. 

Happiness is not neutral

Happiness is a positive input of pleasure, and not merely a reduction of pain. If one gives a beggar on the streets of Calcutta a half of loaf of stale bread, and it is more that he has ever had, and it is more than his beggar friends have, he will be happy.  Happiness is relative to our experience.

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