Alec Nevala-Lee

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Archive for September 5th, 2011

F. L. Lucas on the sources of happiness

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Vitality of mind and body; the activity to employ and maintain them; the zest and curiosity that they can animate; freedom to travel widely in nature and art, in countries of the world and countries of the mind; human affections; and the gift of gaiety—these seem to me, then, the main causes of happiness. I am surprised to find how few and simple they are.

F.L. Lucas, The Greatest Problem

(And for extra credit, please see Lin Yutang on the philosophy of half-and-half, which remains closest, after all these years, to my own personal idea of happiness.)

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September 5, 2011 at 12:05 am

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