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Sunday, February 4, 2018

Thornton P. Knowles On The Pursuit Of Happiness

The blind West Virginia poet and short story writer, Snazzy Toy-Toy, once wrote that pursing happiness, an emotion that in reality doesn't exist, was as futile as a blind man trying to image a rainbow. As someone who has never experienced what people call happiness, I agree with Mr. Toy-Toy. I think that a lot of despair, an emotion I do believe in, comes from the hopeless pursuit of a nonexistent emotion. If you want to be happy about something, be happy you're not sad. That's about as good as it gets.

Thornton P. Knowles

5 comments:

  1. Happiness is one of those things that comes bubbling up... But all too soon it goes flat. So I learned to settle for an occasional moderate feeling of contentment.

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  2. Sounds like a solid analysis to me.

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  3. I'm often happy. It's too bad Mr. Knowles never experienced it.

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  4. Maybe Mr. Knowles just didn't pursue it hard enough. (He died in 1998.)

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  5. Perhaps Mr. Knowles experienced happiness and never realized it.

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