Beginning 2013 With ‘Reflections On The Pursuit Of Happiness’
Monday, December 31, 2012
Aired 12/31/12 on KPBS Midday Edition.
Eric Petersen, author of "Light and Liberty, Reflections on the Pursuit of Happiness - Thomas Jefferson."
As the new year approaches, we generally assess how our individual pursuits of happiness are proceeding.
Thomas Jefferson is the great American who introduced that phrase "pursuit of happiness" into our national dialogue.
A new book suggests that it's through his words that we can gain a new perspective on subjects ranging from forgiveness, hope and life acceptance.