We want to be happy, and seem to believe that happiness consists of more than just favorable experiences. It requires doing something more sustained, meaningful, or constructive. This something is what, long ago in classical Greece, Aristotle was interested in. He thought happiness was a psychological state, a sense of fulfillment and satisfaction about your conduct, your interactions and the way your life is going. It implies some element of activity and goal-directedness. This, rather than the positive-mood or hedonist approach, is the third modern philosophical approach to subjective happiness. It is a philosophical approach based on analyzing and modifying your own ambitions, behavior and responses to the world. It comes directly from Aristotle. Hall, Edith (2019-01-14T22:58:59). Aristotle's Way (Kindle Locations 172-177). Penguin Publishing Group. Kindle Edition.


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