Thursday, 14 October 2010

happiness is NOT expensive

This annoyed me a bit.

People generally state the proverb that, "money can't buy happiness". Even the Beatles said, "money can't buy me love". I believe that there are certainly different kinds of happiness. Money buys us commodities ranging from a chocolate bar from the corner shop to a spanking new Aston Martin. And these things will make us happy. Happy for a time until we need a top up of our happiness. Then we go out and buy something else. This is not genuine happiness. True happiness comes with discovering truths and questioning existence. Philosophers are deceptively seen as pessimists. When in fact they are just dissatisfied with not knowing the origins and purpose of existence. By knowing all, surely this would bring happiness? This is why the philosopher crawls through Plato's cave and struggles to reach the outside and experience pure goodness and happiness. (Reference to Plato's cave. This is in a previous post.)

Ignorance is bliss. False bliss.

”It is better to be a human being dissatisfied than a pig satisfied; it is better to be Socrates dissatisfied than a fool satisfied.”John Stuart Mill

What a load of crap

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