This one is short. It's not my words here that matter.
Last month I read this awesome post. It was something amazing, really. Perfect. I sent it right over to Momma K.
So the award
goes to Andrea at Garden of Nna Mmoy and her post Siding with Thoreau for points such as:
how many people do you know who consider themselves chained into some other form of misery, who live Thoreau's "lives of quiet desperation," who consider it their sign of strength and maturity that they simply endure an intolerable situation?
So what is a requirement for happiness? No one knows--that's the problem--but I'm going to go out on a limb and suggest that the first one is a belief that we don't owe the world our misery. That there is no Noble Suffering. There's Nobility, and there's Suffering; but they are not conjoined twins. I am beginning to think that what we owe the world is our determination to act as if happiness matters--everyone's happiness, not just the well-fed westerners--and learn how to scale our values to those goals.
Check out the rest of the great posts at Lindsay's blog and MommaK's blog.
P.S. Have to steal a little real estate: let's talk about So You Think You Can Dance. I'll add a few comments in the Comments. Come join me. After you visit Andrea, of course.
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