Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Bit by Bit - Chapter 18, Part 4

Trey Smith

What ordinary people do and what they find happiness in - I don't know whether such happiness is in the end really happiness or not. I look at what ordinary people find happiness in, what they all make a mad dash for, racing around as though they couldn't stop - they all say they're happy with it. I'm not happy with it and I'm not unhappy with it. In the end is there really happiness or isn't there?
~ Burton Watson translation ~
When you're happy, you want to do everything possible to remain so. When you're not happy, you want to do everything in your power to become happy. Come to think of it, happiness has a lot in common with striving.

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