from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A beatitude.
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Maybe that's why we don't use the word "macarism"?
But then there is the way my brain goes: People can and often do fake macarism.
Speaking of macarism, I am overwhelmed to the point of speechlessness at all the recent good-willingness of people who read this blog.
We have a subculture that has macarism as a core value.
I think it's interesting that in our culture, the obverse concept -- sadism, taking pleasure in another's pain -- is a word in common parlance, but macarism is not.
(link) Actually, (you know I gotta argue) I don't see sadism as the reverse of macarism.