"It is the very pursuit of happiness that thwarts happiness."
"To the European," Frankl wrote, "it is a characteristic of the American culture that, again and again, one is commanded and ordered to 'be happy.' But happiness cannot be pursued; it must ensue. One must have a reason to 'be happy.'"
"Happiness without meaning characterizes a relatively shallow, self-absorbed or even selfish life, in which things go well, needs and desire are easily satisfied, and difficult or taxing entanglements are avoided,"
"Nearly a quarter of Americans do not have a strong sense of what makes their lives meaningful."
I'm also now wondering if I should change my daily question from "How happy were you today?" to "How meaningful was your day?"Share on Twitter Share on Facebook