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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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Essay: On Hope

“Hold fast to dreams, For if dreams die Life is a broken-winged bird, That cannot fly.”—Langston Hughes, poet What is hope? Desmond Tutu said, “Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all the darkness.” It whispers, … 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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