Yes, I agree. Happy families are the same because the reasons of their happiness aren't really relevant - what matters is that they are happy. Unhappy families, on the other hand, each have a story of their own, different reasons for being unhappy, causes which need a lot of thought and work to fight the consequences. Have you noticed that tragedies are the basis for many novels written by writers other than Tolstoy?
I don't know any happy families. I know families who stay together no matter what happens. That involves lots of patience and forgiveness and the ability to survive mind-numbing boreness. Some people think that is a price they are willing to pay for always having financial and social support.
My family is a bone fide mess. Yet I'm not unhappy with the situation. The rest are though.
That said - I don't have a family, I have a pack. And they fight and fall out like one too.
I suppose regarding Tolstoy, it's possible that it's more likely unhappy families have problems unique to themselves? But then again - most families fall out over jealousy issues, money, greed and so forth.
None of which are far removed from each other.
Tolstoy gave me a headache at school. And he's giving me one now
And if you're not, what would you change to reach the state of happiness you want to be in.I am happy for living my life without any stress, the freedom to choose where I want to go each day, for having found true love...