Daily Miscellany


“Aristotle … defines our ultimate goal, the very purpose of being alive, the thing we’re shooting for … as happiness.

“Technically, in the original Greek, Aristotle actually uses the nebulous word ‘eudaimonia,’ which sometimes gets translated as ‘happiness’ and sometimes as ‘flourishing.’ I prefer “flourishing,” because that feels like a bigger deal than ‘happiness.’ We’re talking about the ultimate objective for humans here, and a flourishing person sounds like she’s more fulfilled, complete, and impressive than a ‘happy’ person.”

How to be Perfect, by Michael Schur