In Search of ‘the Good Life’

In Search of ‘the Good Life’

“What is at stake is … how one should live one’s life.” – Plato

“Life is not primarily a quest for pleasure … or a quest for power … but a quest for meaning.” – Rabbi Harold S. Kushner, from the foreword to Man’s Search for Meaning by Dr. Viktor L. Frankl

“[T]rue happiness is something deeper than lucking into a beautiful state of affairs.  It’s the dignity of mastering the blessed gift of the mind.  It’s tranquility.  It’s an ability to bear up under the most difficult circumstances.  It’s the deeply satisfying sense of doing what we’re supposed to be doing.” – Scott Samuelson, The Deepest Human LIfe

 

“We shall not cease from exploration, / And the end of all our exploring / Will be to arrive where we started / And know the place for the first time.” T. S. Eliot, “Little Gidding”