The I In Happiness

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"How do you feel right now?” Do you ever go blank when someone asks you that question? You're going through the lines of magnetic words and trying to get a vibe from the perfect term to describe the way you feel. You want it to be something positive, something that makes you look happy. But if your feelings are positive, why do you have to take time trying to find the right word to describe it? Isn’t saying “I’m happy” enough for someone to understand? After reading the book, "The Happiness Project" by Gretchen Rubin, I've came to the realization that most times we forget how 'happy' we really are and how important it is for us to feel positive inside out. We think as if something has to make us happy and forget that our own actions... View More »

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A blog reading summarized the meaning of happiness in the Greek philosopher Aristotle’s point of view. “Happiness is the supreme good that supplies the purpose, and measures the value, of all human activity and striving. ‘It is for the sake of happiness’ he wrote ‘that we all do everything else we do’ (Aristotle, 2002, 1102a3).” Aristotle perceived happiness as something we strive for therefore everything we do is related to and for our happiness. The satisfaction we receive from the feeling of being happy motivates us to do the things that positively affect our lives. Going back to my statement of happiness being when you’re content with what you have relates to the Aristotle’s view of doing things for our happiness. Because if we do everything for our happiness then that means we are content with what we have, which means we are happy. Every idea and definition seems to connect when it comes to happiness.
“Everyone’s happiness project is unique.” Rubin had stated this in the month of October in her book as she talked about her blog. Taking this statement in, I questioned a close friend and an acquaintance about their definition of happiness. Do their opinions differ? How exactly do they define happiness? My favorite girlfriend Lina defined this term as “the feeling you get when you’re completely satisfied, not with the things you have, but rather how you live your life and the people in your life that intensify that feeling. You know you’re truly happy when you don’t have to ask yourself. You just know, and everyone around you will be able to tell without it being ...

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