On Being Satisfied, Happy, and Virtuous – The Real American Dream

“The perfection of wisdom, and the end of true philosophy is to proportion our wants to our possessions, our ambitions to our capacities, we will then be a happy and a virtuous people.”

The drive for endless economic growth, the latest, bleeding edge of technology, the push to consume, always consume; never allowed by the constant barrage of advertising to be happy with ourselves or what we have.

We are neither happy nor truly virtuous if we exist in a constant state of want while living amidst such abundance.  

Is this what the American Dream has become?

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