Or did they???
July 4th, Independence Day in the United States, often ends up being one more excuse to party and have a good time. No problem there. . . unless that becomes our only real pursuit.
I was chatting with someone last week and asked, “what are you doing this weekend?” His answer, “Pursuing happiness.” Then, he reminded me this was a promise in the Declaration of Independence.
I just wonder, was Thomas Jefferson really putting together the idea of Life, of Liberty, and of “Having Fun” as the three guarantees of being human, protected by government?
Or have we just made the meaning too easy, too cheap, too hedonistic. Sure, there is a place for a good time, but it is likely not important enough to be protected by the founding of a country.
So, what is the real meaning of “pursuit of happiness?” I examine this in the latest Thriveology Podcast. And I discuss how the pursuit of happiness, as originally intended, can help you thrive.
Join me as we find better ways to thrive!