“We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness...”Most people don’t know, but in the original draft, Thomas Jefferson had “life, liberty and property.” This was because property was, and is, one of the important roads to prosperity and liberty.
Notice that is says our right is the “pursuit of happiness” not “happiness.” Many people miss this. Our modern culture seems to think that it can guarantee happiness. Everyone should be happy. Remember the song that went, “Don’t worry. Be happy.” No one can guarantee happiness but we can have a culture that allows us to pursue it, however we define it.
Happiness is largely up to you.
So get it right. Don’t expect someone else to do it for you.
homo unius libri