Carl Gustav Jung 1950

Jung, Carl Gustav. Extraordinary typed letter signed (“C. G. Jung”), in English, one page, oblong octavo, Zurich, 24 January 1950, to Miss Harriet Hardy of Berkeley, California; on Jung’s personalized stationery.

Happiness is not a thing one seeks. It comes to you as a reward for efforts.

Jung responds candidly to Miss Harriet Hardy of Berkeley, California on the subject of happiness. The Swiss psychiatrist writes in full: It is of course a somewhat hopeless task to advise an unknown person of her course of life across the width of the ocean. I only can tell you one thing: that you should not set out to seek happiness for yourself. This would be a straight way to unhappiness. You better ask where and how you could be useful to whom. Happiness is not a thing one seeks. It comes to you as a reward for efforts.

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