Thoughts to Begin the New Year

My book draws on the great works of the past 2400 years.  Let me provide four quotes explaining why each is so important to finding happiness in life: a philosopher, a psychologist, a mythologist, and an artist.

“Discussing no small matter, but how we ought to live.” Plato regarding philosophy.

“The more we learn about man’s natural tendencies, the easier it will be to tell him how to be good, how to be happy, how to be fruitful, how to respect himself, how to fulfill his highest potentialities.” Maslow regarding psychology.

“It won’t tell you what makes you happy, but it will tell you what happens when you begin to follow your happiness, what obstacles are that you are going to run into.” Campbell regarding mythology.

“To evoke in oneself a feeling one has once experienced and having evoked it in oneself then … to transmit that feeling that others experience the same feeling. … A means of union among men, joining them together in the same feelings, and indispensable for the life and progress toward well-being of individuals and of humanity.” Tolstoy regarding art.


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