Is happiness overrated?

A great quote in the book The Art of Work


Human beings, he argued, are not hard wired for seeking pleasure and avoiding pain. They want meaning. In spite of what we say, we don’t want happiness. It’s simple not enough to satisfy out deepest longings. We are looking for something more, something transcendent – a reason to be happy. 

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