Happiness or Meaning?

A very interesting read on living a meaningful life rather than living in the endless pursuit of happiness.

Some Highlights:

“Leading a happy life, the psychologists found, is associated with being a “taker” while leading a meaningful life corresponds with being a “giver.” “

“It is the very pursuit of happiness that thwarts happiness.” – Victor Frankl

“…the pursuit of meaning is what makes human beings uniquely human. By putting aside our selfish interests to serve someone or something larger than ourselves — by devoting our lives to “giving” rather than “taking” — we are not only expressing our fundamental humanity, but are also acknowledging that that there is more to the good life than the pursuit of simple happiness.”

 

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