THE SEARCH FOR HAPPINESS IS MISLEADING

We shouldn’t dance tango with the aim of seeking happiness or inspiration. Doing so is a dead end.

That isn’t to say that tango won’t make us happy. It will, which is interesting given tango’s long history of expressing heartbreak and its association with mournful song lyrics. But positive things such as happiness and inspiration are by-products of the dance, and not the endgame itself.

The real reason we dance tango usually starts off simple, but as we are further drawn into it, the motivation becomes more complex. Maybe the ultimate explanation is straightforward after all, or perhaps it’s more convoluted. Maybe our true goals are good…or maybe they’re not.

Let’s not stop at happy feelings. We’ll discover more meaning if we dig deeper to figure out why.

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