Happiness not as a state you must achieve, but the active flux of always aspiring for more.
I don’t say aspiring for more money (this is too basic)— but aspiring for more energy, strength, power, physiological wellness (the “great healthiness” as Nietzsche calls it), greater goals, the desire to see more, experience more, risk more, test more, and experiment more! And of course, create more (whether to create more children or art!). “Liberi aut libri”(Children or books) as Nietzsche also says in his Latin pun.
The active flux or change over time — the witnessing of your own strength augmenting over time whether it be more reps in an exercise, a higher one rep max, more lofty turbo thoughts — this is pure joy.
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