Happiness Debunked and Finding Your Bliss

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The U.S. Declaration of Independence states that all humans have “unalienable rights” to “Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.” Therein lies one of humanity’s greatest flaws: the notion of pursuing happiness. Why the pursuit of happiness and not simply happiness? It is a popular belief amongst humans that happiness is hard to come by. Remember that: a belief. Not a fact. Let’s break this down, shall we?

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By Terence Stone

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5 thoughts on “Happiness Debunked and Finding Your Bliss

  1. Terence, maybe it’s a question of semantics. I use the word “happiness” all the time. By it, I certainly don’t mean the pursuit of happiness. I simply mean the awareness, the feeling, of being alive. Something one can have-or does have-whatever one’s circumstances or stage of life.

    • Of course if that is your subjective view about the definition of happiness then that is wonderful. I suppose what I’m speaking to is the mass definition of happiness that most people buy into without truly thinking about it. I would tend to agree with you. For me, when I think of the word happiness, it means ultimate peace. Though, I find that I often have to clarify when speaking to others as to the way in which I use the word. That’s why I prefer bliss, I suppose. It doesn’t carry as much baggage. Thanks for reading!

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