Surely all this happiness can't be for real. How can so many people be happy in the midst of all the problems that beset our globe?An environmental catastrophist, drowning in his own malaise, uses a full box of tissue lamenting the protestations of others that they are actually happy. All this is mere scaffolding for his main edifice ... the wonderfulness of suffering. The Chronicle of Higher Education ... smell the Goth.
"All I wanted is for you to be happy."
"But Momma, I *am* happy."
"Living the way you're living, how could *anybody* be happy?"