The Happy Movie is upon us

Things must be grim indeed in the country where the ‘pursuit of happiness’ is regarded as a right for this to have garnered such hype. Now the United States feels obliged to tell the rest of the world how to be happy.

Has anyone seen it? I haven’t yet. When I have my critique will appear here.

In the meantime: forget about ‘pursuing’ happiness—that’ll only make you unhappy. Happiness is a side-effect of doing worthwhile, virtuous things with and for others. Try that instead.

I’ll have more to say about the happiness business.

Happy Happiness Day?

20rdv-happiness-articleInlineIf there’s one thing all right-thinking readers of this blog can agree on it’s that there are few things sadder than the first ever United Nations International Day of Happiness.

It was on Wednesday, 20th March. I sat it out and feel none the worse.

Here is Action for Happiness.

Here we learn that ‘The pursuit of happiness is a fundamental human goal‘. I wonder where they got that idea from.

Pursuing happiness is like trying to catch a wild horse on the open prairie. Futile. One must be oneself and the horse will decide if you’re worthy of its presence. If you pursue it, it will run away.

Most of us wouldn’t know what to do with happiness if it dropped into our lap. Strive instead for equanimity.

There’s something deranged about this International Day of Happiness.

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