Is Happiness a Moral Imperative?

Often in my clinical work I ask a client the following question: “Do you have a moral obligation to be happy?” This opens up an avenue of thought that often neglected. My goal is to lead the client to the conclusion the seeking happiness is a moral imperative. To paraphrase George Bernard Shaw’s wisdom: If you consume happiness without producing happiness it is the same as consuming wealth without producing it.

Consider this. Ponder this. Determine if you agree, disagree or suggest an alternative.

By: Edward L. Oriole L.C.P.C. N.C.C. C.A.D.C.