Calvinist Influences on Conceptions of Happiness

three types of happiness

(This is from my collection of weird graphics purloined from google image searches.)

Never mind the apparent category error given a time scale of one sort and a positional reference–‘time flies’–to a time scale of a different sort, this graphic offers a principled reduction in its second order, and, then offers an ethical injunction in its third order.

Another happy dog

What connects happiness with another ethical injunction, one that could be implied by my new version of the graphic.  The injunction is attributed to Gautama Buddha: “Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.”

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