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Odder  ·  689 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: How the pursuit of happiness has led to profound despair

Either the author is dumb or I am. I see how the hyper-academic, over-scheduled lives of upper class high school kids would result in a lot of unhappy, abused kids in therapists offices. What I don't really get is how any of that has anything to do with "the pursuit of happiness." To me, the pursuit of the best grades and the best colleges was just upper-class nihilism, the admission that nothing like happiness ever mattered, so you might as well make as much money as possible so you can look out for your own.