The evolution of the word "hip" is sort of funny. Originally as slang it meant "cool" or "in style." Then it kind of died out and a lot of people used it as a word that signified their coolness or their knowledge in a subject, sometimes used sarcastically, sometimes seriously; "I know what dubstep is, I'm hip." Now it's been used in the latter way so many times it's become a common slang word in both senses, but no longer has that trendy slang sort of connotation it started off with. Amirite?
It is fascinating how language evolves. Words can take on brand new meanings over time. Glamour used to mean a type of magic tricking people's senses. Now, it means makeup and coture. Gay used to mean happy. Now it means homosexual. Lame used to mean disabled in some way. Now it means unhip. So bizarre how we get from point a to b, amirite?
Eudaimonia or eudaemonia, sometimes Anglicized as eudemonia, is a Greek word commonly translated as happiness or welfare. Etymologically, it consists of the words "eu" ("good") and "daimōn" (a type of supernatural being). So happiness, etymologically speaking, is the state of having a demon, which explains why "the road to happiness is paved with self-deception", amirite?
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