Ideas from 'The Conquest of Happiness' by Bertrand Russell [1930], by Theme Structure

[found in 'The Conquest of Happiness' by Russell,Bertrand [Unwin 1961,-]].

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22. Metaethics / B. The Good / 2. Happiness / d. Routes to happiness
A happy and joyous life must largely be a quiet life
23. Ethics / F. Existentialism / 4. Boredom
Boredom is an increasingly strong motivating power
Life is now more interesting, but boredom is more frightening
Happiness involves enduring boredom, and the young should be taught this
Boredom always involves not being fully occupied