Sunday, August 17, 2008

The Road To Ruin

Pursuit of happiness is an ugly phrase. Jefferson made a mistake when he included it in the founding of our country. There is no pursuit of happiness. There is no magic road to travel down towards bliss.

Over the years, people have tried to quantify happiness so that others could pursue this goal given to them by their glorious nation. With advertising it turned into: happiness is a car, or toaster, or gym membership. When individuals reach this mythical goal of being able to have anything, they realize they aren't any happier than before. They either set a new goal, fame or power, or sink into an empty feeling.

Jefferson should have wrote about the pursuit of health, stability, safety, or jets big enough to play 9 holes of golf on. If happiness was a quest, Americans would be laughing and skipping around. Happiness is not a pursuit, it is a state of mind.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Now that's a loaded question.:)