From a review of the new book "Obliquity"
which contends that the best way to
achieve one's results
"Happiness is one of those goals.
[Author John] Kay quotes John Stuart Mill,
who framed what has come to be known
as the happiness paradox:
"Those only are happy . . . who
have their minds fixed on some object other
than their own happiness."
Or, as Hawthorne said: "Happiness
is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just
beyond your grasp, but which, if you will
sit down quietly, may alight upon you."
Obliquity is the condition
of being oblique—
a deviation from the vertical or horizontal.
It also refers to the angle between the plane
of the earth’s orbit and the plane of the equator, a.k.a....
The obliquity of the ecliptic.
An expression that will
mystify all who hear it,