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Prompt #32, The Pursuit of Happiness

December 9, 2010





The Pursuit of Happiness

Well, here’s a phrase integral to American history, stated right there in the Declaration of Independence as one of the three unalienable rights inherent to all people so governed – The Pursuit of Happiness. We don’t mean to engage any debate of politic, however that phrase is a potent one however you care to consider it. So this week dust off your personal ideas of “happiness”, consider how you look at this notion, perhaps both happiness itself and how you achieve that state.

Really, what you’d like to do with this phrase is all up to you, literal or a flight of some fancy, as you wish.

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  1. Rinkly Rimes permalink
    December 15, 2010 11:13 am

    A lovely idea for a prompt.


  1. Happiness is | lost in translation

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