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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: 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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Life’s Meaning, Purpose, and Intention

Monday, April-07-14 By Dave Hood Why are we here? What is life all about? Where do we find meaning and purpose in life? Since the dawn of civilization, learned men have attempted to answer this question. The philosopher Aristotle said, … 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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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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Existential Nihilism: Does Life Have Meaning?

“Seeking what is true is not seeking what is desirable.” ― Albert Camus,The Myth of Sisyphus and Other Essays “I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma that is made terrible by our own mad … Continue reading

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