|From June 9, 2012|
So often people go without what they want for the sake of others. So often people like to think they are denying themselves for the sake of others--as in, if what will make me happy will make you unhappy, I won't do it. This is cowardice: people deny themselves because they are comfortable where they are; they are unwilling to step into a discomfort zone, if there is such a thing.
Our Declaration of Independence refers to our right to pursue happiness. We didn't start a war over a cute little notion but over a radical idea. To live a life worthy of that struggle is to genuinely pursue happiness. What can be more exciting than to go there, to exercise our birthright?