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Saturday, November 02, 2013

Quote of the day: Happiness = Usefulness

 

“The only source of anyone's true happiness is doing something useful through his or her work.”
True Christian Religion 735:5 Emanuel Swedenborg

In evaluating this quote from Swedenborg, please remember that he lived before the bicycle was invented Winking smile

OK, that was a joke. Even an enjoyable activity like cycling is a recreation, not a use.  It is our uses that provide the deepest, most lasting satisfaction in our lives – raising children is probably the best example of useful work that can bring true happiness.