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Wednesday, January 03, 2007

On happiness

Pascal Bruckner writes in the New York Times:
[T]hose people who are unhappy about not being happy forget that happiness has a knack for indirection, coming in the middle of the most ordinary day or disappearing at the height of one’s career. It is a matter of luck, almost of grace, a visitor who enters the house unexpectedly and vanishes on tiptoe. “I recognize happiness by the sound it makes when it leaves,” said the poet Jacques Prévert.
I suspect all you need to do to be happy is to think you're happy. But I'll be darned if that's easy, and I won't be happy till I get it right.
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