from a magic lantern slide,
courtesy of the Dartford Warbler
Friday, 15 June 2012
Godfrey Blount on Happiness
“It is naturally difficult for most of us to realise that the thing we think we want most is probably the last thing it is good for us to have. Nine people out of ten, for instance, think they want bigger wages, while as a matter of fact it is less and not more wages they really want. The happiest person I have ever met, among the poor, of course – the rich are never exactly happy – was a potter who retired from business because his kiln was cracked and he had not enough sparse cash to have it repaired, but he had land enough all the same to keep himself and his family in all the necessities and many of the luxuries of life.” The New Freewoman, July 1913.