“It was right then that I started thinking about Thomas Jefferson on the Declaration of Independence and the part about our right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. And I remember thinking how did he know to put the pursuit part in there? That maybe happiness is something that we can only pursue and maybe we can actually never have it. No matter what. How did he know that?”
–Christopher Gardner, The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)
Is that the answer to the seemingly-never-ending sorrow of the human race? Can we never be really “happy”?