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    The Pursuit f Happiness v. the Imputation of Joy

    Almost everyone wants to be happy, and rightly so. There is nothing wrong with that. I like to be happy. Mr. Webster defines happiness as wellbeing and contentment, pleasurable satisfaction. Those are good states of being. We are happy when everything is going our way as the old song says. A beautiful day can make us happy. Receiving a promotion at work can make us happy. Just last month I submitted three photographs to a black and white photography show to be held in November. All three were accepted, which gives me pleasurable satisfaction, or happiness. The show receives over 400 applications and it has room for only 250 photos.…