Tuesday, April 10, 2007

"Better to be happy than wise."

John Heywood (1497-1580)

3 Comments:

Blogger Michelle said...

This quote led to surprising talk in the classroom this morning. I think, due to some of the extreme situations that some of the students have been through in life, there was an overwhelming agreement that happiness is more desirable than wisdom.

I can't help but think that there is some wisdom inherent in being able to recognize the value of happiness in life.

9:57 AM  
Blogger puggimer said...

Keep them fat, dumb and happy.

I think that by it's very nature, happiness is something that comes and goes - nobody is permanently happy.

Wisdom is something you gain, and while you may not always use it, you never lose it.

So I disagree with this. I would rather strive to be wise than happy.

10:28 AM  
Blogger teresa said...

Yes, indeed! AND it depends on whether we are talking wisdom or wizdumb. :)

7:35 AM  

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