The right to be happy

I would happily support the right to be happy – who wouldn’t? Or das Recht glücklich zu sein, as tonight’s event at Zielona Gora in Berlin is called.

The question is of course what makes us happy. And the answer is that we don’t know. (Although we never tire of trying to find out, as often reported by Niclas.)

So until we have an answer on that one, I’d rather talk about the right to concrete things such as crops, your own body, your own views, and so on. Then at least you know what you’re supporting. Happiness has been used too arbitrarily throughout history to make a good cause.

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