The (Often Misunderstood) Pursuit of Happiness

“Try this one weird thing and you’ll be happy the rest of your life!” — Every web article ever

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By this point it should be evident that I could fill an entire book of essays simply by taking common words such as “freedom” and “truth” and deconstructing them, using example after example to demonstrate how language can serve as a force field that prevents people from fully exploring the…