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Hierarchy of happiness of the good what makes man truly happy

Hierarchy of Happiness, of “the good”: What makes man truly happy?

?


Hierarchy of happiness of the good what makes man truly happy

Hierarchy of Happiness, of “the good”: What makes man truly happy?

?

Life & Health! Self-preservation & Well-being


Hierarchy of happiness of the good what makes man truly happy

Hierarchy of Happiness, of “the good”: What makes man truly happy?

?

Basic satisfaction & sensory pleasure

Life & Health! Self-preservation & Well-being


Hierarchy of happiness of the good what makes man truly happy

Hierarchy of Happiness, of “the good”: What makes man truly happy?

?

Propagation of the species: sex, marriage, family, necessary goods

Basic satisfaction & sensory pleasure

Life & Health! Self-preservation & Well-being


Hierarchy of happiness of the good what makes man truly happy

Hierarchy of Happiness, of “the good”: What makes man truly happy?

?

Basic communion; intimacy; legacy

Propagation of the species: sex, marriage, family, necessary goods

Basic satisfaction & sensory pleasure

Life & Health! Self-preservation & Well-being


Hierarchy of happiness of the good what makes man truly happy

Hierarchy of Happiness, of “the good”: What makes man truly happy?

?

Peaceful, well-ordered society & all its attendant goods, pursuits…

Basic communion; intimacy; legacy

Propagation of the species:

sex, marriage, family, necessary goods

Basic satisfaction & sensory pleasure

Life & Health! Self-preservation & Well-being


Hierarchy of happiness of the good what makes man truly happy

Hierarchy of Happiness, of “the good”: What makes man truly happy?

?

Peaceful, well-ordered society & all its attendant goods, pursuits…

Living “beyond self”; mastery of arts & skills & intellect & craft…

Basic communion; intimacy; legacy

Propagation of the species:

sex, marriage, family, necessary goods

Basic satisfaction & sensory pleasure

Life & Health! Self-preservation & Well-being


Hierarchy of happiness of the good what makes man truly happy

Hierarchy of Happiness, of “the good”: What makes man truly happy?

?

Friendships of Virtue (excellence)…so as to contemplate…

Peaceful, well-ordered society & all its attendant goods, pursuits…

Living “beyond self”; mastery of arts & skills & intellect & craft…

Basic communion; intimacy; legacy

Propagation of the species:

sex, marriage, family, necessary goods

Basic satisfaction & sensory pleasure

Life & Health! Self-preservation & Well-being


Hierarchy of happiness of the good what makes man truly happy

Hierarchy of Happiness, of “the good”: What makes man truly happy?

“god, The One”

Friendships of Virtue (excellence)…so as to contemplate…

Peaceful, well-ordered society & all its attendant goods, pursuits…

Living “beyond self”; mastery of arts & skills & intellect & craft…

Basic communion; intimacy; legacy

Propagation of the species:

sex, marriage, family, necessary goods

Basic satisfaction & sensory pleasure

Life & Health! Self-preservation & Well-being


Hierarchy of happiness of the good what makes man truly happy

Hierarchy of Happiness, of “the good”: What makes man truly happy?

“god, The One”

Truth, Goodness, Beauty

Friendships of Virtue (excellence)…so as to contemplate…

Peaceful, well-ordered society & all its attendant goods, pursuits…

Living “beyond self”; mastery of arts & skills & intellect & craft…

Basic communion; intimacy; legacy

Propagation of the species:

sex, marriage, family, necessary goods

Basic satisfaction & sensory pleasure

Life & Health! Self-preservation & Well-being


Hierarchy of happiness of the good what makes man truly happy

The Task of Happiness: To Become the Kind of Person Who Is Free & Capable of Attaining / Possessing the summumbonum…

…and thus becoming objectively happy (“in a state of happiness”) and subjectively most satisfied & delighted.

Therefore, the task is to become a virtuous man—a well-ordered & excellent human soul, internally & in one’s circumstances free, with one’s like-souled fellows

to pursue the ultimate truth, beauty, goodness

that is “the divine source.”


Hierarchy of happiness of the good what makes man truly happy

The Problem: only Greek philosopher men (males)…at the best of times (no plague, no war, no political strife)…if lucky…enjoy the freedom & leisure & friendship that allows even getting close….


Hierarchy of happiness of the good what makes man truly happy

The Problem: only Greek philosopher men (males)…at the best of times (no plague, no war, no political strife)…if lucky…enjoy the freedom & leisure & friendship that allows even getting close….

…and narcissistic, unruly-passionned, “fallen” Man tends always toward disordering the hierarchy…


Hierarchy of happiness of the good what makes man truly happy

…and “god” remains elusive, unattainable…

The Problem: only Greek philosopher men (males)…at the best of times (no plague, no war, no political strife)…if lucky…enjoy the freedom & leisure & friendship that allows even getting close….

…and narcissistic, unruly-passionned, “fallen” Man tends always toward disordering the hierarchy…


Hierarchy of happiness of the good what makes man truly happy

…and “god” remains elusive, unattainable…

Vision / paradigm problem

Capability / power problem


Hierarchy of happiness of the good what makes man truly happy

…and “god” remains elusive, unattainable…

Vision / paradigm problem

“Oh wretched man that I am! Who will rescue me from this body of death?”

Capability / power problem


Hierarchy of happiness of the good what makes man truly happy

GOD Father, Son, Holy Spirit

“Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord!”

Friendship with God Himself!

A Marvelous Exchange! Marriage with the Divine! Communion & Participation in the very Life of the Triune Godhead thru Self-Gift of Son and Infusion of Spirit & His Gifts of Faith, Hope, Charity!


Hierarchy of happiness of the good what makes man truly happy

What makes man truly happy?

GOD Father, Son, Holy Spirit

“Honor the Divine”

Truth, Goodness, Beauty

“No covet—right order in desire & self-gift”

Friendships of Virtue (excellence)…

Peaceful, well-ordered society & all its attendant goods, pursuits…

“Do not steal—provide generously”

“Do not lie—witness to truth”

Propagation of the species:

sex, marriage, family, necessary goods

“Do not commit adultery—order sexual powers toward just, stable relationships

“Do not take innocent life—provide for life”

Life & Health! Self-preservation & Well-being


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