To Flourish

Instead of chasing happiness,
We should all seek to flourish;
Rather than seeking pleasure, we
Our body/soul should nourish

For running after danger is
A way of tempting fate;
A thing we only find out, often
When it’s
Far too
Late

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β€œThe self-indulgent man craves for all pleasant things, or those that are most pleasant, and is led by his appetite to choose these at the cost of everything else…” – Aristotle, “Nicomachean Ethics”

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9 Thoughts to “To Flourish

  1. Can seeking to flourish be the same thing as chasing happiness? I find I need to make time to write and to run in order to be balanced in life. I flourish when I do both, and feel happy also…

  2. Very good poem and filled with truth. In the western mindset, we have a warped idea of happiness and the pursuit thereof.

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