People will do what they’re going to do. Apparently that involves chasing fancies and pleasures and entertainment for a great many people. Plenty speak of wanting to find “happiness,” as if it’s something we stumble across, something to be found lying around waiting to be discovered. I do not see happiness in this way, nor do I focus a terrible amount of attention on the question of happiness specifically. To me, happiness comes and goes. It is worthwhile, but so are many other ways of feeling and experiencing this life. There are balances to strive for — that’s how I’d prefer to state it rather than speaking of seeking out happiness, as if it could exist all unto itself, independent of all other emotions and of our actions and choices and outlooks molded over time.

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