…says Darrin M. McMahon (author of the forthcoming Happiness: A History) quoting John Stuart Mill:

‘Those only are happy,’ he came to believe, ‘who have their minds fixed
on some object other than their own happiness; on the happiness of
others, on the improvement of mankind, even on some art or pursuit,
followed not as a means, but as itself an ideal end. Aiming thus at
something else, they find happiness by the way.’


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