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Love of Life: Albert Camus on Happiness, Despair, the Art of Awareness, and Why We Travel
Love of Life: Albert Camus on Happiness, Despair, the Art of Awareness, and Why We Travel

“There is no love of life without despair of life.”

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Work and Pleasure: Theodor Adorno on the Psychology of “Gadgeteering” and How the Cult of Efficiency Limits Our Happiness
Work and Pleasure: Theodor Adorno on the Psychology of “Gadgeteering” and How the Cult of Efficiency Limits Our Happiness

“One is forced to have fun in order to be well adjusted or at least appear so to others because only well-adjusted people are accepted as normal and are likely to be successful.”

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Adam Smith’s Underappreciated Wisdom on Benevolence, Happiness, and Kindness
Adam Smith’s Underappreciated Wisdom on Benevolence, Happiness, and Kindness

“Man naturally desires, not only to be loved, but to be lovely; or to be that thing which is the natural and proper object of love.”

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The Five Life-Stages of Happiness: How Our Definition of Contentment Changes Over the Course of Our Lifetime
The Five Life-Stages of Happiness: How Our Definition of Contentment Changes Over the Course of Our Lifetime

“Our meaning of happiness is constantly shaped and reshaped by small choices we make every day.”

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A Splendid Definition of Happiness by Willa Cather
A Splendid Definition of Happiness by Willa Cather

“That is happiness; to be dissolved into something complete and great. When it comes to one, it comes as naturally as sleep.”

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24-Year-Old William Styron on Happiness, Presence, and the True Measure of Maturity, in a Letter to His Father
24-Year-Old William Styron on Happiness, Presence, and the True Measure of Maturity, in a Letter to His Father

“I’ll always hate the stupid and the bat-brained and the petty. But it doesn’t seem nearly so important anymore to hate, as try to understand.”

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