Let us ponder “the search for happiness.” A futile search? Can happiness really be found (attained)? At times, I have my doubts, but then again, I so desperately want happiness to be attainable, however fleeting. I wonder, is “contentment” the real answer to this search? Here are some quotations to help us ponder this question.
“Some of us might find happiness if we would quit struggling so desperately for it.” (William Feather)
“The search for happiness is one of of the chief sources of unhappiness.” (Eric Hoffer)
“Men can only be happy when they do not assume that the object of life is happiness.” (George Orwell)
“Happiness is not best achieved by those who seek it directly.” (Bertrand Russell)
‘The greatest happiness you can have is knowing that you do not necessarily require happiness.” (William Saroyan)
“Perfect happiness is the absence of striving for happiness.” (Chuang-Tzu)
Source: Oxymoronica by Dr. Mardy Grothe