Recently, I spoke with a young mom, who was thinking about her son’s future. “Really,” she said, “I don’t care what he does for a living, as long as he is happy.” This sentiment is deeply ingrained in the American imagination, articulated by Thomas Jefferson,--we all have the unalienable right to pursue happiness.
And pursue it, we do. But are we really happy? How often do we think—“She’s has a wonderful family, a good looking husband, a great job, and lives in a beautiful house—but is she really happy?” While the pursuit of success, however it is defined, should lead us into this... Read More