Meaning comes from the pursuit of more complex things than happiness
Happiness as we understand it today is little more than a drive to achieve temporary pleasures. Among the great sages, it was finding meaning… sense & conception, knowledge & idea that last beyond the gaining of a fleeting pleasure. I am delighted to see that this wisdom–rediscovered by the likes of Victor Frankl, Karl Jaspers, & Erwin Straus–once again is becoming the focus of our research on the Good Life.
See on www.theatlantic.com
- Why More Americans are Happy, Yet Unsatisfied (marriagegems.com)
- You Might Be Happy But Your Life Is Still Meaningless (jezebel.com)
- The one thing they can’t take away from you… (blogvacilando.wordpress.com)
- “It is the very pursuit of happiness that thwarts happiness.” (thesunnews.typepad.com)
- Book Review: Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl (mymoneyblog.com)