Chris Matthews said it best in this time of elections. With confrontations between the President and his Republican challenger at the debates about taxes, jobs and so many more important aspects of our society, the anger and conflict seems to have forgotten that one key component of relationships that is enshrined in our constitution. That would be the right to pursue happiness.
What constitutes happiness as expressed at the end of the 18th century vs. today?
While the on air personality Matthews, may have picked-up an important aspect of our society that is being trampled upon during all of the election distraction. However, it seems that he is right to point out that our daily lives seem to be sapping the life out of us, making road rage, poor service, domestic squabbling and no intimacy a daily affair (pun intended). Happiness is becoming a rare commodity and it shouldn't, otherwise, what is the point at life? Do we expect to have the drudgery, poor health and lack of fun that was the mainstay of the 19th and beginning of the 20th century for most of the population of this country?