Everyone once in a while, when someone tells me, “I just want to be happy,” I start quoting Aldous Huxley at them…
But I don’t want comfort. I want God, I want poetry, I want real danger, I want freedom, I want goodness. I want sin.
― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World
Brave New World remains, I think, one of the most terrifying books ever written.
Have you read it?
If you haven’t read it, and don’t intend to read it, pop over to the Encyclopedia Britannica to read its plot interview (it contains spoilers, like including how tragically it all ends).
The copyright on this book has expired some time ago, so you can read it for free in an assortment of places, and if you don’t have a library card (why don’t you), you can even read it here: https://www.huxley.net/bnw/one.html
You want happiness? Don’t read it.
Me…. “I want God, I want poetry, I want real danger, I want freedom, I want goodness. I want sin.”