John Dewey quote about happiness from Democracy and Education - To find out what one is fitted to do and to secure an opportunity to do it is the key to happiness.
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To find out what one is fitted to do and to secure an opportunity to do it is the key to happiness.
 John Dewey, Democracy and Education (1916). copy citation

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Author John Dewey
Source Democracy and Education
Topic happiness occupation fit
Date 1916
Language English
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Weblink http://www.gutenberg.org/files/852/852-h/852-h.htm

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“Bearing in mind the varied and connected content of the vocation, and the broad background upon which a particular calling is projected, we shall now consider education for the more distinctive activity of an individual.
1. An occupation is the only thing which balances the distinctive capacity of an individual with his social service. To find out what one is fitted to do and to secure an opportunity to do it is the key to happiness. Nothing is more tragic than failure to discover one's true business in life, or to find that one has drifted or been forced by circumstance into an uncongenial calling. A right occupation means simply that the aptitudes of a person are in adequate play, working with the minimum of friction and the maximum of satisfaction.” source

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