9 of history’s greatest philosophers reveal the secret to happiness

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Source: Independent

By Mike Nudelman, Chris Weller, Business Insider

A well-stocked Netflix queue can go a long way toward pure and utter happiness, but sometimes there’s still something missing.

For those moments, it can help to fall back on the wisdom of history’s greatest thinkers: Kierkegaard, Socrates, Thoreau, and Confucius. Here’s what philosophers discovered about happiness long before orange became the new black.

Bertrand Russell

“Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness.”

It’s out of character for someone like Bertrand Russell, a lover of mathematics, science, and logic, to dabble in something so negotiable as happiness.

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