Art & Living

From the The Convivial Society newsletter:

I’m drawn to the idea of an art of living much more so than to the compulsive search for life hacks, regimens of self-improvement, or self-optimization schemes. These too often feel like a doubling down on the insistence that we can always do more if only we apply the right technique. They also suggest that the path to happiness involves the discovery of a set of methods which I might readily apply to my work, my relationships, my health, etc. independently of any virtues I might need to cultivate or vices I ought to correct. They draw my attention to what more I might do and what more I might have rather than who I might become.

As is so often the case with what is written in The Convivial Society, I find that this seems true after I read it.

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