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    the meaning of "the happiness of parenthood greater than any other..."

    Dear all,

    "For my own part, speaking personally, I have found the happiness of parenthood greater than any other that I have experienced..." (from Conquest of Happyness by Russel)

    In the sentence above, do the words in bold mean "greater than the happiness of any other that I have experienced"? In other words, does it mean the happiness of parenthood is the greatest happiness among any kinds of happiness that I have experienced"?

    Or does it simply mean "the happiness of parenthood is greater than anything else I have experenced"?

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    Re: the meaning of "the happiness of parenthood greater than any other..."

    Quote Originally Posted by optimistic pessimist View Post
    Dear all,

    "For my own part, speaking personally, I have found the happiness of parenthood greater than any other that I have experienced..." (from Conquest of Happyness by Russel)

    In the sentence above, do the words in bold mean "greater than the happiness of any other that I have experienced"? In other words, does it mean the happiness of parenthood is the greatest happiness among any kinds of happiness that I have experienced"? Yes.

    Or does it simply mean "the happiness of parenthood is greater than anything else I have experenced"? No.

    Thank you

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    Please see my answers in red above.
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

    — Arthur Schopenhauer

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