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Authentic Happiness

Such people ask, “How can I be happy?”  This is the wrong question, because without the distinction between pleasure and gratification it leads all too easily to a total reliance on shortcuts, to a life of snatching up as many easy pleasures as possible…When an entire lifetime is taken up in the pursuit of the positive emotions, however, authenticity and meaning are nowhere to be found.  The right question is the one Aristotle posed two thousand five hundred years ago:  “What is the good life?”

—Martin Seligman, Authentic Happiness

December 22, 2019
Rev. Steve Van Kuiken

Sermon text: Authentic Happiness


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