Day: June 22, 2018
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June 22, 2018
Thanks to Alissa Simon, HMU Tutor, for today’s post.
“Man wishes to be happy, and only wishes to be happy, and cannot wish not to be so.” – Blaise Pascal
Listening to Beethoven’s 9th Symphony recently got me thinking about the difference between joy and happiness. Why does Beethoven end the 9th with an “Ode to Joy?” Why not “Ode to Happiness?” So many authors have discussed the importance of the idea of happiness,