Adam Phillips on the happiness myth | Books | The Guardian

We all want to be happy, we want our children to be happy, and there are countless books advising us how to achieve happiness. But is this really what we should be aiming for?

Interesting stuff on the nature and pursuit of happiness, and whether the pursuit of happiness *should* be a right.

After all, lopping off the legs of a live dog (or substitute sentient creature of your choice) and then chomping on the bloodied spasming toes might make me incredibly happy, but there might just possibly be something wrong with making the pursuit of that particular type of happiness a right.

(Of course, if you're a Rot Wallow, that makes it all okay.)