Wednesday, May 29, 2013

On the context of happiness

"Sometimes you have to get sad before you get happy 'cause otherwise how would you know the difference?"
Maureen Child, And Then Came You: Sam's Story
I had never thought of it in quite this way, but on reflection it seems to make a certain amount of sense. If we don't experience the full spectrum of it all, how do we really know?


Tabor said...

I think it is a yin/yang thing.

Snaggle Tooth said...

I had an English Prof who made us go batty analyzing relatives in essays. Also the bad to appreciate the good builds character, I believe...