Sunday, February 24, 2008

Backlash against happiness: "Grief is good"

Sharon Begley reports in Newsweek: Happiness: Enough Already.

Eric Wilson, author of Against Happiness: In Praise of Melancholy, in the Chronicle: In Praise of Melancholy.


  1. Anonymous said...

    Aaah, if only a certain constitution read "...death, bondage and the pursuit of sadness"...

  2. Anonymous said...

    Hi, Im from Melbourne Australia.
    By contrast please check out these references which assert that the PRIMAL urge of ALL beings is to be in a state of ecstasy or unbounded happiness.


    Plus a reference which describes the politics & "culture" created in the image of a culture based on the universal suppression of this Primal urge.


  3. Abi said...

    Sharath Rao: ;-) LOL!

    Anon: Thanks for those links!