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Seneca said all men wish to live happily, but are dull at perceiving exactly what it is that makes life happy.

Here’s what I’ve discovered. Human happiness is directly related to human flourishing. And, our ability to flourish is linked to our capacity to imagine what is true, good, and beautiful, and then approximate our lives to those things.

Hi, I’m Scott Postma. I’m a writer, a teacher, and a Christian humanist. This blog is where I share meaningful insights into my own journey toward human flourishing, thoughtful reflections on great literature, and valuable tips on writing and teaching. If you’re ready to learn what makes a happy life, then…


“Nobody can decide for himself whether he is going to be a human being. The only question open to him is whether he will be an ignorant undeveloped one or one who has sought to reach the highest point he is capable of attaining.”  

Robert Maynard Hutchins

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