Does aggression prevent the pursuit of happiness

April 16, 2018
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We all have an inalienable right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. But happiness isn’t guaranteed. Sometimes we’re presented with choices that represent two forms of unhappiness, and we’re forced to choose between one or the other. Think of Sophie’s Choice, or almost any election! Are we pursuing happiness when all of our choices are bad?

Some will say that you’re moving toward happiness when you move from a super-bad situation to one slightly less bad. But that’s cold comfort.

We have two Mental Lever mini-articles that deal with these issues. One is revised and the other is brand new.

The brand new Mental Lever helps explain why the Zero Aggression Principle is a fundamental moral rule.

What does everyone, including you, want? Everyone seeks to avoid aggression. But what about boxers and masochists?

And the revised Mental Lever is…

How do we expand our liberty? Is empathetic concern for the happiness of others necessary to our own happiness?

Please read these Levers and…

Share them with others, especially in social media.

Encourage other libertarians you know to check them out, and then to use the subscription form at the bottom to join the Zero Aggression Project.

ZAP the State and have a nice day,

Jim Babka & Perry Willis
Co-creators, Zero Aggression Project


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