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On Happiness

What is happiness? It is a feeling of contentment or satisfaction. I am not referring to fleeting enjoyable moments or short experiences of pleasure, but an enduring sense of contentment and satisfaction with one’s life. This desire to feel happy is what motivates most people. To be happy is the meaning and purpose of human existence. Most people, don’t say to themselves, ” I am going to do this or that or some other thing so I can be happy.” Instead, the pursuit of happiness is carried out indirectly in one’s quest for pleasure or satisfying experiences. Continue reading

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Improving Well-Being: Finding Flow in Life

Dave Hood “Happiness is a condition that must be prepared for, cultivated, and defended privately by each person.” —Psychologist, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, author of Flow Wealth, power, sex, material comforts don’t ensure happiness or well-being. Many people who possess these trappings … Continue reading

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Improving Well-Being: Developing Zest for Life

“The saddest people I’ve ever met in life are the ones who don’t care deeply about anything at all. Passion and satisfaction go hand in hand, and without them, any happiness is only temporary, because there’s nothing to make it … Continue reading

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Conquering Boredom

By Dave Hood “Is life not a thousand times too short for us to bore ourselves?” ― Friedrich Nietzsche What is boredom? It is an emotion, often experienced when we have nothing to do or lose interest in the person, … Continue reading

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Making Good Use of Leisure

By Dave Hood George Bernard Shaw once said, “The only way to avoid being miserable is not to have enough leisure to wonder whether you are happy or not.” Leisure time is what a person does when not working, whether … Continue reading

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The Importance of Work

March 5, 2014 By Dave Hood “Work is about a search for daily meaning as well as daily bread, for recognition as well as cash, for astonishment rather than torpor; in short, for a sort of life rather than a … Continue reading

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What Makes People Happy

“Happiness is the meaning and purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.”–Aristotle By Dave Hood Many of the great philosophers have attempted to answer the question: What makes people happy? World religions, such as Christianity, have … Continue reading

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