Don’t Strive for Happiness

A good life doesn’t come from just happiness

By Emanuel Leutze — The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=9520770

In modern America, our idea of living a good life is predicated on the idea that we can attain happiness.

Or rather, it’s predicated on the idea that you should attain happiness. There’s a big difference in how we frame the can vs. should argument. Just because we can do something doesn’t mean we should.

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Matthew David

Matthew David

Philosopher. Writer. Coffee Addict. I write about Philosophy from the Ancient Greeks to Existentialism. https://medium.com/@matthew-david/about ←Learn more here