Friday, 31 October 2008
Unhappiness Versus Happiness
We have all heard the line about how it only takes so many muscles to smile, but quite a few more to frown- forgive the mathematical imprecision. The point presumably being made that frowning is greater exercise for the face. There is more to life than optimum biological fitness, however, and not all facts are equal, particularly not in the inner domain, where it should be realised that as an existential experience smiling is of a higher order than frowning, taking us closer to the truth of ourselves, with the qualification that it should be married to the correct situation- no need to pretend there's virtue in smiling in inappropriate circumstances like an idiot. But otherwise- smile away.