“Action is purposive conduct. It is not simply behavior, but behavior begot by judgments of value, aiming at a definite end and guided by ideas concerning the suitability or unsuitability of definite means. . . . It is conscious behavior. It is choosing. It is volition; it is a display of the will“. – Ludwig von Mises, The Ultimate Foundation of Economic Science
How do you measure a person’s happiness? It may be more productive to consider happiness relative to other actions. The father in this video demonstrates that our actions, while to some may not seem logical or productive, may bring value to others. In other words, it is purposeful.