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the pursuit of happy

so the loml recently mentioned to me an article he had read in a magazine. The gist of it was that unless some significant effort was undertaken, a person would not be happy with the fruit of their labors.

He had also referred to me a previous article (which I touched upon in an earlier entry) that people these days have too much convenience in their lives to be able to tolerate actual relationships with real live humans.

and then I've been reading 'The Art of Happiness', written by an american psychologist who interviewed the Dalai Lama several times on the topic of the human condition. The short of that book is that people will be miserable as long as they fail to realize that all beings suffer alike.

so what is the culmination of all this pontificating?

that we can't be happy until unless we suffer the suffering of humanity (and know it)?

yarghh... (well, i have heard that our peace corps workers abroad are very happy)

the last time i was happy was when i was camping. and believe you me, eating a vegan beer-brat that has been 'cooked' over an open flame will do that to you.


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