Saturday, April 13, 2024
HomeQuotesCultural Quote #188: Happiness Versus Peace

Cultural Quote #188: Happiness Versus Peace

Peace is what we get when all threats have been managed. Happiness, like anger, sadness, etc., is an elevated emotional state. It doesn’t just require the absence of active threats, but the presence of some positive stimuli. Happiness, when we chase it long enough and hard enough, bears many resemblances to an addiction. Happiness is fleeting, because the mind is programmed to return to some emotional baseline, whereas peace has the potential for stability.

Walk In Integrity

An intellectually curious millennial passionate about seeing people make healthy, informed choices about the moral direction of their lives. When I’m not reading or writing, I enjoy hiking, web-making, learning foreign languages, and watching live sports. Alumnus of Georgetown University (B.S.) and The Ohio State University (M.A.).

Leave a Reply

Editor's Picks