All men contain several men inside them, and most of us bounce from one self to another without ever knowing who we are. - Paul Auster


The increase in output itself makes for an escalation in human aspirations, and thus negates the expected positive impact on welfare. . . If the view suggested here has merit, economic growth does not raise a society to some ultimate state of plenty. Rather, the growth process itself engenders ever-growing wants that lead it ever onward. - Richard Easterlin

A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving. - Lao Tzu