A Theory of Accommodation
It is for unceasing want that we impinge on the happiness of others.
Life has told us all that someday we’ll be millionaires and rockstars, that’s our conditioning, we never think of being the millions of fans in the crowd or the servants in the opulent houses of the rich. However it is impossible for everyone to be at such a high level without impinging on the happiness of others. The problem therefore is of accommodation, that we are not able to accommodate also the happiness of others in the pursuit of that which makes us happy. However if Adam Smith is to be believed, the act of sacrifice is not completely a loss for the individual for empathy allows him to partake in the joy of others, and if that influences more people than himself then he his more happier than if he pursued happiness for his own sake. A theory of accommodation.