Happiness is a moral obligation

Happiness is a moral obligation

I found this happiness article today which is very consistent with my beliefs…

For much of my life, I, like most people, regarded the pursuit of happiness as largely a selfish pursuit. One of the great revelations of middle age has been that happiness, far from being only a selfish pursuit, is a moral demand.

When we think of character traits we rightly think of honesty, integrity, moral courage, and acts of altruism. Few people include happiness in any list of character traits or moral achievements.

But happiness is both.

Happiness – or at least acting happy, or at the very least not inflicting one’s unhappiness on others – is no less important in making the world better than any other human trait.

To read more from this happiness story click here.