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The Future of Happiness

Sam Harris
THE MORAL LANDSCAPE

The vast majority of our experience of life never gets recalled and the time we actually spend remembering the past is comparably brief. Thus the quality of most of our lives can be assessed only in terms of whatever fleeting character it has as it occurs. But this includes the time we spend recalling the past. Amid this flux, the moments in which we construct a larger story about our lives appear like glints of sunlight on a dark river. They may seem special but they are part of the current all the same.

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