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WHAT IS HAPPINESS?

In world literature there are a considerable number of writings and books in which an attempt is made to show men the way to happiness. On picking up such promising books and trying to delve into their contents, it can be noted in the great majority of cases that by happiness is meant only a very ordinary earthly advantage in social and material respects.

Above all, people strive to achieve a position which, apart from satisfying the need for prominence, brings with it affluence. They have thereby attained their goal on the way to happiness, which in this case leads only as far as the earthly senses and feelings are able to perceive it.

It is understandable and commendable if a person wishes to work his way upwards, if he strives to establish a sound material foundation for his earthly existence. But in achieving this goal he still has by no means attained to

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