The relationship between virtue and happiness is one of the most complicated issues within the larger subject of happiness. I often think about what Oscar Wilde wrote: “When we are happy we are always good, but when we are good we are not always happy.”
Do you think it’s generally true that “When we are happy we are always good”? Of course, this is a Wildean generalization, and very few things are always true, but I think there’s some truth to this saying. One of the main reasons I started a happiness project in the first place was that I wanted to behave myself better. And I have found that when I’m happier, I find it easier to be good.
What do you think?
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