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The Myths of Life

The Myths of Life

Everyone wants to be happy, right? Even the American Constitution states that everyone has an undeniable right to pursue happiness. But how do people pursue happiness? Would you agree that many of us equate pursuing happiness with pursuing pleasure? The assumption that pleasure equals happiness is the first myth of life.

We pursue pleasure by maximizing sex, seeking the richest food, driving expensive cars, smoking and drinking, and, in extreme cases, by taking pleasure-giving drugs—sniffing cocaine, shooting heroin, or smoking marijuana.

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