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    the secret of happiness?

    Dear Teachers,

    I read this from The Tenderness of Wolves by Stef Penny:

    "...the exhausting journey wearing him down...so the sight of the trading post is cause for jubilation. At this moment, Donald can think of nothing more glorious than lying down on a bed for a very long time. Clearly the secret of happiness, he reflects quite cheerfully, is a variation on the general principle of banging your head against a wall, and then stopping."

    Why is the secret of happiness lies in "banging your head against a wall, and then stopping"?


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    Re: the secret of happiness?

    Think about it!

    You bang your head against a wall repeatedly. It is very painful. Then you stop and the pain stops. Phew! What a relief.

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