Attitude behind intentions matters..

It’s good to have positive intentions, but the attitude behind them is important too.
For example, it’s admirable to seek out happiness, but are you determined to be happy, with the kind of grim resolve with which one determines not to make a fuss at the dentist’s? You’re unlikely to meet your intention if your attitude isnt quite there..

Source: Bertrand Russell: The Conquest of Happiness (London; Allen & Unwin, 1930): http://russell.cool.ne.jp/beginner/COH-TEXT.HTM

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