Cultural Quote #188: Happiness Versus Peace

Peace is what we get when all threats have been managed. Happiness, like anger, sadness, etc., is an elevated emotional state. It doesn’t just require the absence of active threats, but the presence of some positive stimuli. Happiness, when we chase it long enough and hard enough, bears many resemblances to an addiction. Happiness is fleeting, because the mind is programmed to return to some emotional baseline, whereas peace has the potential for stability.

Walk In Integrity

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