Two of the great American authors, Joseph Heller (author of Catch 22) and Kurt Vonnegut (author of Slaughterhouse Five) were at a party hosted by a Billionaire. Vonnegut, admiring all of the worldly possessions of the host, quipped at Heller and asked, “How does it feel knowing this man makes more in a day than you will ever make in a lifetime with one of your novels?”
To which Heller replied, “I have one thing this man will never be able to have….enough.”.
You see, the funniest thing happened in the past hundred or so years; we were finally, for once and for all, allowed to be happy, or to search for happiness.
You don’t believe me do you?
Think back say as far 10,000 years ago. What did we have to think about?
Survival. That’s it. We needed food and shelter, and finding both was a constant struggle so it was all we could focus on or worry about. There was no time to be happy.
Okay, so a thousand years ago. Food and shelter. That’s it.
Even as little as 300 years ago when our country was being founded. Food and shelter and the beginnings of …