There’s More to Life than Being Happy

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Today I came across an interesting article from The Atlantic with an important perspective on the topic of happiness and meaning in life.  Basically, it purports that a frivolous chasing of happiness, with the main objective of providing pleasure, is not a means to a life well lived.  The attainment of meaning, it suggests, is far more important.

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I agree wholeheartedly.  Here’s the full article:

http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2013/01/theres-more-to-life-than-being-happy/266805/

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Everything can be taken from a man but one thing,” Frankl wrote in Man’s Search for Meaning, “the last of the human freedoms — to choose one’s   attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.”

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Frankl also wrote, “it is a characteristic of the American culture that, again and again, one is commanded and ordered to ‘be happy.’ But happiness cannot be pursued; it must ensue. One must have a reason to ‘be happy.'”

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