Sunday, April 11, 2010


Selfishness, good health and stupidity are, Flaubert suggested, the prerequisites of happiness. But without the last, he added, happiness is unattainable. How then do we get happy? Isn't it obvious? We must cultivate stupidity.

Stuart Jeffries on Michael Foley's The Age of Absurdity: Why Modern Life Makes it Hard to be Happy, Guardian Review

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