meaning over happiness

This quotation was found on this interesting video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wIXtN2S2d2w&feature=youtu.be

Arthur Schopenhauer

“There is only one inborn error, and that is the notion that we exist in order to be happy… So long as we persist in this inborn error… the world seems to us full of contradictions. For at every step, in things great and small, we are bound to experience that the world and life are certainly not arranged for the purpose of maintaining a happy existence… hence the countenances of almost all elderly persons wear the expression of what is called disappointment.”

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