Excerpt from Optimism: An Essay Most people measure their happi ness in terms of physical pleasure and material possession. Could they win some visible goal which the have set on the horizon, how happy they. Would be. Lacking this ift or that circum stance, they won] be miserable. If happiness is to be so measured, I who cant hear or see have eve reason to sit in a corner with folde hands, and weep. Ifi am happy.l 1n spite of my deprivations, if m appiness is so deep that it is a faith, so thoughtful that it becomes a philosophy of life. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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