In Death in the Afternoon, a book about Spanish bullfighting, Ernest Hemingway writes: “So far, about morals, I know only that what is moral is what you feel good after and what is immoral is what you feel bad after and judged by these moral standards, which I do not defend, the bullfight is very moral to me because I feel very fine while it is going on and have a feeling of life and death and mortality and immortality, and after it is over I feel very sad but very fine.”
My happiness tip of the day: don’t define your morality too strictly. Many life situations won’t fit in the box you give them, and you’ll end up needlessly defending yourself all the damn time.
What do you think about this quote? Do you agree? I’d love to read your comments.