Author Archives: wbertrand

Happiness and hedonism

As I’m about to go out to enjoy the sun-drenched Mission Bay beach that beckons from my bedroom window, I thought “hedonism” would be good to address. Along these lines, I also had an extraordinary conversation the other night with … Continue reading

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Happiness in hard economic times

This year may prove to be difficult for many, as the seeds of statism sown over the years grow into seriously poisonous foliage. Since government has a monopoly on the medium of exchange in our economy (via fiat currency and … Continue reading

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Happiness Lost In Translation

Awhile ago, I bookmarked the following interesting article by Max Borders at Tech Central Station Daily: TCS Daily – Happily Burying Bentham Now, I’m all for burying Bentham, along with all the other spokesman for contradictory moral philosophies, but a … Continue reading

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How can I find happiness in life?

“How Can I Find Happiness In Life?” That’s one of the questions on a pamphlet I found on my door the other day. As you might suspect from the types of pamphlets left on your own doors (minus the ones for … Continue reading

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‘Happy for No Reason’

This week I thought we’d ponder some of the thoughts of a popular happiness promoter, Marci Shimoff. She had a role in the film The Secret, btw, which regardless of its dubious metaphysical perspectives can never be accused of being … Continue reading

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