On Happiness

| August 10, 2011

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.

—Thomas Jefferson

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There is one fundamental experience that every parent has with their child, and that every school-teacher has with the children they teach, which is: you can’t tell a child that they are not enjoying themselves, you can only tell them that they shouldn’t be.

—Adam Phillips, On Balance