For Schopenhauer, happiness is a state of semi-satisfaction – David Bather Woods | Aeon Essays

“Consequently, we rarely feel the benefit of the things we have while we still have them: ‘We do not become aware of the three greatest goods in life as such – that is, health, youth and freedom – so long as we possess them, but only after we have lost them.’ Or as later immortalised in lyrics by Joni Mitchell: ‘You don’t know what you’ve got ’til it’s gone.’”

For Schopenhauer, happiness is a state of semi-satisfaction – David Bather Woods | Aeon Essays
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