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Pawel Kuczynski

 

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Pawel Kuczynski

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Pawel Kuczynski

 

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The concept of happiness

Posted: December 2, 2014 by Murdock in Quotes

I actually attack the concept of happiness. The idea that—I don’t mind people being happy—but the idea that everything we do is PART of the pursuit of happiness seems to me a really dangerous idea and has led to a contemporary disease in Western society, which is fear of sadness. It’s a really odd thing that we’re now seeing people saying “write down three things that made you happy today before you go to sleep” and “cheer up” and “happiness is our birthright” and so on. We’re kind of teaching our kids that happiness is the default position. It’s rubbish. Wholeness is what we ought to be striving for and part of that is sadness, disappointment, frustration, failure; all of those things which make us who we are. Happiness and victory and fulfillment are nice little things that also happen to us, but they don’t teach us much. Everyone says we grow through pain and then as soon as they experience pain they say, “Quick! Move on! Cheer up!” I’d like just for a year to have a moratorium on the word “happiness” and to replace it with the word “wholeness.” Ask yourself, “Is this contributing to my wholeness?” and if you’re having a bad day, it is..

~ Hugh MacKay


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Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that ‘my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.’

~ Isaac Asimov

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Balance

Posted: October 3, 2014 by Murdock in Book Extracts, Quotes

Balanced people go nowhere. They stay in one spot.

~ Robert Kyosaki – “Rich Dad, Poor Dad”