The Pursuit of Happiness – Seen Through a Great Photographer’s Lens

English: Logo of LIFE magazine.
English: Logo of LIFE magazine. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

One phrase associated with the Declaration of Independence, meanwhile — “the pursuit of happiness’ — has long been something of a sticking point in any discussion of what our unalienable rights really are. Here, on the heels of TIME magazine’s special summer double-issue organized around that very theme, LIFE.com recalls a feature from LIFE magazine almost exactly 65 years ago, when the editors convened a round table of heavy thinkers to tackle the slippery question: What does the “pursuit of happiness” actually mean?

Read more: http://life.time.com/culture/the-pursuit-of-happiness-seen-through-a-great-photographers-lens/#ixzz2XrB355JR

 

Alfred Eisensteadt—LIFE Magazine

 

[MORE: See Jeffrey Kluger’s TIME.com feature, “The Happiness of Pursuit.”]

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Author: ASHOK M VAISHNAV

In July 2011, I opted to retire from my active career as a practicing management professional. In the 38 years that I pursued this career, I had opportunity to work in diverse capacities, in small-to-medium-to-large engineering companies. Whether I was setting up Greenfield projects or Brownfield projects, nurturing the new start-ups or accelerating the stabilized unit to a next phase growth, I had many more occasions to take the paths uncharted. The life then was so challenging! One of the biggest casualty in that phase was my disregards towards my hobbies - Be with The Family, Enjoy Music form Films of 1940s to mid-1970s period, write on whatever I liked to read, pursue amateur photography and indulge in solving the chess problems. So I commenced my Second Innings to focus on this area of my life as the primary occupation. At the end of four years, I am now quite a regular blogger. I have been able to build a few very strong pen-relationships. I maintain contact with 38-years of my First Innings as freelance trainer and process facilitator. And yet, The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep, And miles to go before I sleep, And miles to go before I sleep.

2 thoughts on “The Pursuit of Happiness – Seen Through a Great Photographer’s Lens”

  1. happiness is not elusive. only different people have different perspective. You get happiness some times by losing delibrately to let other win. You get happiness by helping the needy. Americans only get happy by preserving THEIR OWN at ANY cost unfortunately. Indian philosophy of dharma karma atithi devo bhava and help the downtrodden to get merit etc is alien to many.

    1. I do share your thoughts in terms of the perspectives of Happiness.
      It is generally said that happiness does not come out one’s conscious pursuits – which does result in physical well being, but not necessarily, the happiness.
      Happiness is the sate of mind.

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