'Actual happiness always looks pretty squalid in comparison with the over compensations for misery. And of course, stability isn't nearly so spectacular as instability. And being contented has none of the glamour of a good fight against misfortune, none of the picturesqueness of a struggle against temptation, or a fatal overthrow by passion or doubt. Happiness is never grand.'
Mr. Hare is reading Huxley. A Brave New World begins today for us all. I offer these words in defence of my actions to my ex-wife. To the rest of you, may they serve as a reminder that the complete picture is made of good and bad and that the best result shall have been influenced by both.
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