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Is a Happy Life Different from a Meaningful One?

Discussion in 'Health & Healing' started by Geoff-Allen, Jan 17, 2022.

  1. Geoff-Allen

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    Greetings to my fellow humans!

    I hope you are enjoying your experiences here at the forum today.

    There's a bunch of books & websites you can easily find that talk about finding happiness.

    Some are full of great tips while others are highly debatable.

    To add some food for thought try the greater good website. With a name like that it just has to be on-the-money?

    For a taste -

    Philosophers, researchers, spiritual leaders—they’ve all debated what makes life worth living. Is it a life filled with happiness or a life filled with purpose and meaning? Is there even a difference between the two?

    Think of the human rights activist who fights oppression but ends up in prison—is she happy? Or the social animal who spends his nights (and some days) jumping from party to party—is that the good life?

    These aren’t just academic questions. They can help us determine where we should invest our energy to lead the life we want.

    Recently some researchers have explored these questions in depth, trying to tease apart the differences between a meaningful life and a happy one. Their research suggests there’s more to life than happiness—and even calls into question some previous findings from the field of positive psychology, earning it both a fair amount of press coverage and criticism.

    Read much much more by clicking on the link below.

    Is a Happy Life Different from a Meaningful One?

    Wishing you all the very best!

    :)
     
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