Sunday, June 24, 2007

Now this is good writing

Mark Kingwell, from an article entitled “Can happiness be quantified,” in Saturday’s Globe and Mail:
“Ultimately, our desires, which get tangled up in seeking happiness, are complex and strange, ruled by envy and overcome by their own satisfaction. Desire’s vectors are self-defeating: The more we have, the more we want. And getting what we want is almost never as good as we thought it would be. The upside is that not getting what we want usually isn't as bad as we imagined.”

1 comment:

Joanna said...

I'm glad there are people out there who can say it so much better than I can. I think I need to renew that Saturday Globe subscription.