Eastern vs Western Views of Happiness
Excellent article sans attribution over at The School of Life
Some of the reason why this continues to feel unreal is that we simply can’t imagine that success, great wealth and a palace wouldn’t in the end do the trick. And that in turn is because too few people who have been blessed with such accoutrements have ever given us an honest account of what it felt like to have them.
Minimalist tendencies lean into eastern sensibilities.