From Lewis’s Pen: The Right to Happiness

LewisFrom his essay “We Have No Right to Happiness”

A “right to happiness”… sounds to me as odd as a right to good luck. For I believe – whatever, one school of moralists may say – that we depend for a very great deal of our happiness or misery on circumstances outside all human control. A right to happiness doesn’t, for me, make much moře sense than a right to be six feet tall, or to have a millionaire for your father, or to get good weather whenever you want to have a picnic.

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