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Bob Dylan Reflects on the Nature of Happiness

In an interview in AARP magazine, singer and poet Bob Dylan talked about his new music, life on the road, and true happiness. Towards the end of the interview Dylan said, "OK, a lot of people say there is no happiness in this life and certainly there's no permanent happiness … I'm not exactly sure what happiness even means, to tell you the truth. I don't know if I personally could define it."

When the interview asked if Dylan has touched and held happiness, Dylan replied, "We all do at certain points, but it's like water—it slips through your hands. As long as there's suffering, you can only be so happy. How can a person be happy if he has misfortune?"

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