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Happiness, well-being and the meaning of life

a dialogue of social science and religion

by Vincent BrГјmmer

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  • 24 Currently reading

Published by Kok Pharos Publishing House in Kampen, the Netherlands .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Happiness -- Religious aspects.,
  • Life.,
  • Religion.,
  • Social sciences.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

    StatementVincent Brümmer & Marcel Sarot (Editors).
    SeriesStudies in philosophical theology
    ContributionsSarot, Marcel.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination162 p. ;
    Number of Pages162
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16609468M
    ISBN 109039002711

    So, perhaps, a richer, more attainable goal than “happiness” is to seek well-being. A study from the British Psychological Society concluded that “well-being amounts to more than mere happiness and involves a wide range of personal and social domains, including positive relationships and a sense of meaning and purpose in life.”.   This book is such a pleasant and quick read, but can easily be used to read a short answer each day as a way to start the day with wisdom and inspiration. HH the Dalai Lama answers some of life's deepest questions with such clarity and power, and provides inspiring reminders of what makes life worth s: 9.

    The distinction between happiness and meaningfulness has a long history in philosophy, which for thousands of years has recognized two forms of well-being — hedonia, or the ancient Greek word for what behavioral scientists often call happiness, and eudaimonia, or what they call meaningfulness. The happy life is defined by seeking pleasure and.   "Happiness without meaning characterizes a relatively shallow, self-absorbed or even selfish life, in which things go well, needs and desire are easily satisfied, and difficult or taxing.

      As with all reviews on this website, our goal is not to provide a complete overview of the book; rather, it is to examine how the book relates to the meaning of life. About the Book: Happiness; Essays on the Meaning of Life was written by Karl Hilty () and translated by Frances Greenwood Peabody (–). ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: pages ; 24 cm. Contents: Introduction: Happiness, well-being and the meaning of life / Marcel Sarot (Utrecht) --The ends of humanity / Fraser Watts (Cambridge) --Healing, magic and the interpretation of reality / Hans-Günter Heimbrock (Frankfurt) --The gendered politics of flourishing and salvation / Grace M. Jantzen.


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Happiness, well-being and the meaning of life by Vincent BrГјmmer Download PDF EPUB FB2

Throughout the ages, the question has often been asked, "Is happiness the meaning of Life?" There have been widely divergent attempts at an answer, and today we are no closer to consensus than the ancients were.

In this article, I will defend the proposition that happiness could be the meaning of life, but it depends. Nonetheless, it would seem that happiness and meaning are closely connected. Subjectively meaningful lives are generally happy ones, and happiness typically follows as a by-product of a meaningful life.

In other words, meaning is an element of a happy life, and happiness an element of a meaningful life. In her book The How of Happiness, positive psychology researcher Sonja Lyubomirsky elaborates, describing happiness as “the experience of joy, contentment, or positive well-being, combined with a sense that one’s life is good, meaningful, and worthwhile.”.

The pursuit of happiness actually makes people unhappy because we seem to be yearning for something deeper. What makes life truly worth living is meaning. Deep down, most people think that happiness comes from having or doingin Alan Watts’s groundbreaking third book (originally published in ), he offers a more challenging thesis: authentic happiness comes from embracing life as a whole in all its contradictions and paradoxes, an attitude that Watts calls the “way of acceptance.”Cited by: 8.

The term happiness is used in the context of mental or emotional states, including positive or pleasant emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy.

It is also used in the context of life satisfaction, subjective well-being, eudaimonia, flourishing and well-being.

Since the s, happiness research has been conducted in a wide variety of scientific disciplines, including gerontology. This book investigates the connections between sociostructural aspects, individual agency and happiness in contemporary Japan from a life course perspective.

The contributors examine quantitative and qualitative empirical data on the processes that impact how happiness and well-being are envisioned, crafted, and debated in Japan across the life. The pursuit of happiness is so important to American ideals that it has been enshrined in the Declaration of Independence.

But a new book, The Power of Meaning: Crafting a Life That Matters, argues th. More than simply positive mood, happiness is a state of well-being that encompasses living a good life, one with a sense of meaning and deep contentment. Feeling joyful has its health perks, as well. Questions about the meaning, purpose, and pursuit of happiness and well-being have been addressed by thinkers since ancient times but over the past decade or so there has been a tremendous upsurge of scholarly interest in the subject.

This renewed interest has come from a variety of academic disciplines, including psychology, neuroscience, and economics. The field has, in particular, been.

A person's life has meaning (for themselves, others) as the life events resulting from their achievements, legacy, family, etc., but, to say that life, itself, has meaning, is a misuse of language, since any note of significance, or of consequence, is relevant only in life (to the.

Seeking meaning rather than happiness. Research has shown that having a sense of purpose and meaning in life increases overall well-being.

Seeking meaning in life, rather than just happiness, leads to increased life satisfaction, improves mental and physical health, enhances resiliency and self-esteem, and decreases the risk of depression. The researchers found that changes in life satisfaction were better predicted by years from death than age, indicating that the physical and cognitive declines that often take place as individuals near death are much more impactful on happiness and well-being than chronological age (Gerstorf, Ram, Rӧcke, Lindenberger, & Smith, ).

I think happiness is certainly important to people, but I see it as an effect, rather than as a prime goal. The arguments that I make in my own book, The Brain and The Meaning of Life, are based partly on ways in which happiness is independent of meaning. "Realization has done its work when one's very life becomes an expression of gratitude, and this is the greatest happiness, for the meaning of happiness consists of three elements - freedom, gratitude, and the sense of wonder."/5(30).

Well-being is the experience of health, happiness, and includes having good mental health, high life satisfaction, a sense of meaning or purpose, and ability to manage stress. More.

“The meaning of life is not only to exist, to survive, but to move ahead, to go up, to achieve, to conquer.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger. “Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.” – Aristotle. “The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not.

Meaning in Life = a complex concept with different components Multiple definitions, uni- and multidimensional Different measures assess different components of meaning in life (or well-being) Existing measures are not very specific and confounded with other concepts, including: Mood, positive and negative affect (e.g., depression) Other aspects.

Deep down, most people think that happiness comes from having or doing something. In Alan Watts’s groundbreaking book (originally published in ), he offers a more challenging thesis: authentic happiness comes from embracing life as a whole in all its contradictions and paradoxes, an attitude that Watts calls the “way of acceptance.”.” Drawing on Eastern philosophy, Western.

Happiness: The free Mindfulness and Meditation tools have been scientifically proven to reduce stress, increase well-being and levels of happiness. Meaning: Videos within the app help you understand more about the different meanings of life that exist, and come to your own conclusions.

Others hunt down answers in self-help books, guides from experts, or television. The great Dominican, Venerable Louis of Granada, best known for his work The Sinner’s Guide, penned this treatise—The Quest for Happiness—to help us see that we cannot trust in man’s own work to bring about happiness.

"Happiness" is a word with a thousand definitions. When most people today use the word, they mean positive emotion or positive affect. It's also a shorthand for satisfaction with life, or general could liken the emotion of happiness to joy, but joy is sometimes thought of as more spiritual than happiness, which can feel more simple and cheerful in nature.Happiness: Essays on the Meaning of Life Happiness: Essays on the Meaning of Life, Francis Greenwood Peabody Macmillan' standard library: Author: Karl Hilty: Translated by: Francis Greenwood Peabody: Publisher: Macmillan, Original from: the University of California: Digitized: Length: pages: Export Citation: BiBTeX.