The pursuit of happiness: A chance to change history

If I could go back in time and choose a moment to sit down with Founding Father Thomas Jefferson, I would choose June 30, 1776. I would tell him straight up, “Tom, let’s tweak this thing a little bit more.” “You’re going to put Americans in a tizzy if you write the word ‘pursuit’ in our Declaration of Independence.” You see, we American’s have forged into our hearts from that founding document a divine destiny, “the pursuit of happiness,” that keeps us asking: What’s next?

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