(urth) happiness in The Knight
danldo at gmail.com
Mon Feb 21 15:22:11 PST 2005
Well, the thing is, we seek what would make - no, make it singular:
I seek what would make me-as-I-am-now happy.
But, by the time I achieve it, I will no longer be as-I-am-now.
This has consequences.
For example: I know that I would be happy if I took certain chemicals.
But that would be me-as-I-would-be-if-I-took-them, and me-as-I-am-now
would not be happy in the semi-mindless state those chemicals would
induce, so I do not take them.
For another: If I seek what will make me-as-I-am-now happy, by the
time I achieve it, it will not make me happy.
The best hope for happiness, then, is one of two things:
1. To learn to predict what I will become, so that I can work to
achieve what will make me at that time happy.
2. To learn to be happy with what I have to be happy with.
I find the latter more probable.
"We're going to sit on Scorsese's head"
-- The Goodfeathers
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