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Wednesday, September 27, 2023

What is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads?

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Albert Camus

In French philosopher Albert Camus’ lyrical essay “The Desert,” written in 1938, he discusses what makes people happy. He advocates for living in the now — "to count on nothing and to see the present as the only truth given to us." When we stop fighting against the past or striving for the future, we can accept where we are, and what we’re doing in life at this very moment. That simple harmony can bring about peace and happiness.

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