Tuesday, November 04, 2008

happy and trivial: the american way

No-one is less able to sustain happiness than someone obsessed with feeling only happiness. A happy and meaningful existence depends on the ability to feel emotions other than happiness, as well as ones that compete with happiness.

- in context: The Happiness Consipiracy by John F. Schumaker

Today, the demand for triviality has never been higher and our tolerance for seriousness has never been lower.

- in context: The Triumph of Triviality by John F. Schumaker

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