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It can be argued than everyone is in pursuit of happiness. Happiness has been considered to be so fundamentally important that “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” were deemed unalienable rights by the Declaration of Independence. More recently, there has been a movement within psychology to study what makes us content in our lives and the rise of an entire “happiness industry” to aid people in their quest for this very concept. So, given all of this, how happy are we? What is happiness made of, and how can we become happier?
Is happiness an emotion, or is it more about living a good life? We’ll discuss whether there’s a connection between happiness and optimism, and the difference between short-term pleasure and long-term meaning and sense of purpose. We’ll also explore why some people develop depression and abuse substances, and whether some individuals are just naturally happier than others.
Finally, are there universal aspects of a fulfilling and flourishing life? How much does it depend on an individual’s circumstances, and does it vary greatly from country to country, from culture to culture? Is it possible to be truly, 100% happy, or is this as unattainable as perfection? This and more will be discussed. Come join us!
Host and Moderator
I like the big questions and this group looks really interesting.
Hello, my name is Simmone and I am a student of psychology.
Moved from NYC and miss the great conversations and interesting people.
Hi, I live in Miami Beach and love coffee and conversation.
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Real Estate Appraiser, Objectivist, and Martial Artist.
Miami "native" who likes to read and discuss all sorts of topics.
i curse alot, talk to myself, and love a good gin and tonic