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Pursuit of Happiness. English 1302. What is happiness?. “Happiness is prosperity combined with virtue.” -Aristotle Happiness: 1)a state of well-being and contentment: JOY 2)good fortune: PROSPERITY -Merion- Webster Dictionary A happy life = a good life. Can we find happiness?.

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what is happiness
What is happiness?

“Happiness is prosperity combined with virtue.”

-Aristotle

Happiness:

1)a state of well-being and contentment: JOY

2)good fortune: PROSPERITY

-Merion- Webster Dictionary

A happy life = a good life

can we find happiness

Can we find happiness?

Yes!!!

Spiritual/Religious Happiness

Philosophical Happiness

Psychological Happiness (emotions, close relationships)

What about:

Realist Happiness (wealth and power)????

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Really Happy: 20%

Pretty

Happy: 46%

The University of Michigan researchers asked a national sample of Americans to express their feeling through various facial expressions. Which face comes closest to how happy vs. unhappy you feel you are?

Happy: 27%

Average: 4%

The University of Michigan researchers asked a national sample of Americans to express their feeling through various facial expressions. Which face comes closest to how happy vs. unhappy you feel you are?

Pretty Unhappy: 1%

Unhappy: 2%

Really Unhappy: 0%

on a scale of 1 10 how happy unhappy

3/10 – ONE

2/10 – TWO

1/10 – THREE

1/10 – FIVE

1/10 – SEVEN

1/10 – EIGHT

On a Scale of 1-10, how Happy & Unhappy

Are Participants?

3/10 – NINE and SEVEN

2/10 – EIGTH

1/10 – SIX

1/10 – NINE

1/10 – NINE. EIGHT

1/10 – TEN

religious spiritual happiness
Religious/Spiritual Happiness

Deeply spiritual/religious people are happy and willing to left their happiness rest in the hands of a higher power, such as God, a Buddha, etc.

Their relationship with God, or whomever, is so intimate, it bring them high self-esteem, their source of contentment.

Inner Contentment

-The first method is to obtain everything we have wanted, such as the perfect dwelling, vehicles, career, spouse, body, and enough money to satisfy ourselves.

-More importantly, to apply the second method in which we appreciate and desire what we have, instead of focusing on not having what we want.

philosophical happiness
Philosophical Happiness

-Epictetus: Accept that we cannot solve everyone’s problems, other than our own. Play your own part, and play it well.

-Add value to you life with your goals and ambitions to achieve happiness.

-Aristotle: ‘It is for the sake of happiness that we all do everything else we do.’ As long as we have a sensible plan for our life, our goals will show that we mean it to be a worthwhile, happy life.

psychological happiness emotions and close relationships
Psychological Happiness (emotions and close relationships)

-“Four in five adults –adults of all ages– rate love as important to their happiness. And they are right.” David G. Myers

-We want and desire companionship and family.

-Divorce rates go up- Independence acceptable at old age.

-It has been a pull between giving your heart and independence, but both can be their own kind of prison.

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-Close relationships have shown to promote health and happiness. We find support and comfort in them. That is what keep us going.

-People cite family as the source of pleasure and emotional strain.

Close relationships are the sources that bring the most heartache, but also the greatest joy.

realist perspective
Realist Perspective

-Money doesn’t buy happiness!!!

“Apparently, money power, or learning was not the most important aspect of a good life.” Ventegodt, Søren

in the end
IN THE END

“Happiness is one of the most important things in life but happiness is something you have to find in yourself — being who you are and accepting who you are — and no one can do that for you.“

-Michelle Dockery