Sepia Scenes: What is Happiness?

Amanda & Trinity July 07
Happiness is the only good. The place to be happy is here. The time to be happy is now. The way to be happy is to help make others so.
- Robert G. Ingersoll

Amanda & Trinity July 07
Happiness isn’t always doing what you want to do; it’s doing what you don’t want to do, and being glad you did it.
- Jessie evens Smith


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    1. I really wanted to stay up and do chores, but I couldn't resist falling asleep along with her. ;-)

  2. Beautiful! Recently I had my own shot at defining happiness, which aims to be more “scientific” and “objective” (as much as this is possible for a subjective feeling such as happiness):

    “A person can be considered to have experienced a “happy” moment if the person chooses to re-live it as an end in itself if offered at no cost.”

    For the detailed derivation of this conclusion please have a look at

    What do you think about this definition?

    Thank you,


    1. Nick I had a chance to read your post, it was very good. This is just a part of what you've disected.


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