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Happiness Vs. Nihilistic viewpoint

Both emotions and states of mind are within the mind and from an "atheist" point of view such things wouldn't exist. Objectively speaking, is it worth pursuing happiness understanding that it is only within the mind? Yes it is and understandable argument that we should try to best enjoy the life that we live rather than live painfully but is it really morally correct to idolize happiness and make it the center of life? I would think that any type of answer besides criticism would help in satisfying the question.

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  • Nov 4 2013: You need the bad emotions to truely appeciate the good.
    If I have a stomach ache, it causes pain and unhappiness, but when it subsides, I feel a happiness that I would never have had if I didn't feel the pain in the first place.

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