Babar and the politics of well-being

I love this picture from Babar the Elephant, in which Babar, on the night before he becomes king, dreams of the virtues chasing out the vices from his new kingdom. ‘Graceful winged elephants who chase Misfortune from Celestville and bring back Happiness’…It’s a very Aristotelian vision – if you cultivate the virtues, then happiness will eventually follow.

 

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