I am going through paper and notebooks this afternoon and ran across this quote that I wrote down in January. I needed to find this again. And Telfer and I have a bit of a joint crush on David Brooks. May we all have an abundant influx of information and affection.
"I have come to think that happiness isn't really produced by conscious accomplishments. Happiness is a measure of how thickly the unconscious parts of our minds are intertwined with outher people and with activities. Happiness is determined by how much information and affection flows through us covertly every day and year."
David Brooks in The New Yorker — the article is available online.
January 17, 2011