Many associate happiness with wealth, prosperity, and pleasure. But Aristotle challenges humans to view happiness as an activity — striving to fulfill a purpose.
What kind of ‘help’ are Americans seeking by spending $10 billion on self-help? According to Aristotle, humans simply want to know how to be happy, and how to be good.
‘Everybody should have an opportunity to learn all they want to,’ says Hillsdale College’s Larry Arnn, “but the idea that everybody should get a college education… can only be true if college means a wide variety of things.’
The habit of good living should be the vital goal of everyone’s existence, no matter what tragedy may befall us or good luck may drop in our laps.
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