Eudaemonia vs. Hakuna Matata

Ed Newman
Ed Newman
Feb 7, 2019 · 4 min read

Two views on the pursuit of happiness.

Photo by Thomas Somme on Unsplash

I am proposing that what the Founding Fathers meant when they wrote “Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness” is totally at odds with what it has come to mean today. To elaborate on how this came about is not my aim here. Instead I wish to compare two ideas about happiness and suggest that somehow we’ve now got it all wrong.