The highest happiness of human beings

In the opinion of Pierre or Prince Bezukhov consists in

The absence of suffering, the satisfaction of one’s needs and freedom in the choice of one’s occupation

About makagutu

As Onyango Makagutu I am Kenyan, as far as I am a man, I am a citizen of the world

23 thoughts on “The highest happiness of human beings

  1. I agree. Also, it’s nice to have a lot of babes.


  2. john zande says:

    Security would have to be included here.


  3. Arkenaten says:

    Sounds just dandy for me!


  4. What about schadenfreude? 😛


  5. themodernidiot says:

    Fail. No chocolate 😉


  6. koppieop says:

    My contribution (I’m not the author) to happiness are these two good-looking glances:

    – I wish you would look at me the way I’m looking at that chocolate cake.

    – A girl fully dressed who looks at you like a girl fully undressed.


  7. Mystro says:

    As long as “choice of one’s occupation” includes the choice of no occupation, I’m in.


  8. basenjibrian says:

    Here’s the challenge:

    In the new era of ever smarter machines, vast numbers of human beings willing and eager to undercut you in your prices, the gig economy, etc….is Freedom of Occupation meaningful anymore? How many traditional jobs are going to be “swept away” by piecework (the vaunted Gig Economy), automation, and, for westerners, off-shoring?

    This may be a First World Problem, but middle class union wages for industrial work will not be coming back. There will be a few stars, and an awful lot of desperate “surplus population”.

    We need to move away from self-definition through career or job or profession. Not sure how we will do that.


    • makagutu says:

      I think this is a big problem not only in the first world. When a company fires 100 people and replace them with a single machine, what happens to the people who depended on him/her?


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