kidWhat is happiness? For a wandering gipsy is not having a home; for a swiss, having a home; for an hebrew is a “city of gold and precious stones, with a supernatural abundance of corn and wine”; for a turk is an harem peopled by houris; for an American Indian is a “happy hunting-ground”; for a Norse, is daily battles with magical healing of wounds; for the native Australian, is the hope that after death he shall “jump up a white fellow, and have plenty of sixpences”; for Louis XVI, the greatest happiness was making locks, keys and carpentry; for his successors was making empires;…In conclusion, the idea of “greatest happiness” is as variable as the other elements of human nature…

 

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