25 July 2008

Authentic Happiness

Here is a Ted presentation (embedded below) that gives a quick overview of the three aspects of a truly happy life that we should be educating our kids to find: the engagement aspect, characterized by an abundance of flow experiences; the meaningful aspect, characterized by serving something greater than ourselves; and the pleasure seeking aspect, characterized by experiencing pleasing emotions.

Here is the Authentic Happiness web site where you can assess your happiness, and your potential to increase it, in scientifically validated ways.

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