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Old 03-01-2018, 05:05 AM
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Of course that's a valid opinion. I would say that the act of quitting is stating a preference for your life which is that you want it to be a happier one. For myself, I would see absolutely no point in quitting if my life was no happier.

Making a preference is making a choice between two or more options. My preference for a happier life quitting is not about chasing rainbows. It is a wholly rational choice. I could quit because I'm told to or because I believe that it is the only option possible for me and do this with no analysis of whether it is really what I want. I can't see that that can in any way lead to happiness for me.

Of course life will never be happy all the time - that would be about rainbows and unicorns. But life can on the whole be happier and that would be something that I both want and expect through quitting.
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