Happiness is used in the context of mental or emotional states, including positive or pleasant emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy. It is also used in the context of life satisfaction, subjective well-being, eudaimonia, flourishing and well-being.

“Patience Is The Key To Happiness”

“Patience Is The Key To Happiness” As required by His Name of the All Wise, the Almighty God placed in all things an arrangement like the steps of stairs. An impatient man does not act with slow deliberation, and so either skips some of the steps and falls, or leaves...

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What Is Happiness?

Happiness The primary meaning of this term in all the leading European languages seems to involve the notion of good fortune, good chance, good happening; but from a very early date in the history of Greek philosophy the conception became the centre of keen speculation and dispute. What is happiness? What are its constituents?...

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Aversion To Happiness

Aversion To Happiness Aversion to happiness, also called cherophobia or fear of happiness, is an attitude towards happiness in which individuals may deliberately avoid experiences that invoke positive emotions or happiness.[1][2][3] One of several reasons why cherophobia may develop is the belief that when one becomes happy, a negative event will soon occur that will taint...

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Happiness In Judaism

Happiness in Judaism Happiness in Judaism and Jewish thought is considered an important value, especially in the context of the service of God. A number of Jewish teachings stress the importance of joy, and demonstrate methods of attaining happiness. Terminology There are a number of words in the Hebrew language that denote happiness: Simcha (שמחה‎), a generic word...

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Happiness Does Not Always Lie In Being Rich

Happiness Does Not Always Lie In Being Rich There are many rich people who cannot enjoy food and drink and, who cannot enjoy the beauties of the world as much as poor ones because of the lack of appetite or ill health. Although poverty is not something to be desired...

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Utilitarianism

What Is Utilitarianism? Utilitarianism is a family of consequentialist ethical theories that promotes actions that maximize happiness and well-being for the majority of a population.[1] Although different varieties of utilitarianism admit different characterizations, the basic idea behind all of them is to in some sense maximize utility, which is often defined...

Philosophy of Happiness

Philosophy of Happiness The philosophy of happiness is the philosophical concern with the existence, nature, and attainment of happiness. Philosophers believe, happiness can be understood as the moral goal of life or as an aspect of chance; indeed, in most European languages the term happiness is synonymous with luck.[1] Thus, philosophers usually...

Hanging On To Happiness

Hanging On To Happiness A brain surgeon’s quest to hold onto joy. As a surgeon I have used the word “cancer” — the C-word — thousands of times in my life. I have spent my entire professional life researching it, trying to find ways to resect it, suppress it, and,...

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Seven Steps To Happiness

Seven Steps To Happiness When the chips are down, we often hear our friends and well-wishers telling us, “Don’t worry, be happy”. But is it really possible to stay happy all the time? The answer is a resounding yes. The most important thing to remember is: you deserve to be...

The Alchemy of Happiness by Mohammed Al Ghazzali

The Alchemy of Happiness by Mohammad Al Ghazzali THE MOHAMMEDAN PHILOSOPHER. Translated from the Turkish, By HENRY A. HOMES, LIBRARIAN, STATE LIBRARY. ALBANY, N. Y.: J. MUNSELL, STATE STREET. 1873. In advance of the Transactions of the Albany Institute, vol. VIII. CONTENTS.   Page. Introductory Notice, 5 CHAPTER I. On...

The Alchemy of Happiness

The Alchemy of Happiness Kimiya-yi Sa’ādat (کیمیای سعادت‎ The Alchemy of Happiness) was a book written by Abū Ḥāmid Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad al-Ghazālī, a Persian theologian, philosopher, and prolific Sunni Muslim author regarded as one of the greatest systematic thinkers of Islam.[1] The Kimiya-yi Sa’ādat was written towards the end of his life shortly before...

Happiness

What Is Happiness? Since the 1960s, happiness research has been conducted in a wide variety of scientific disciplines, including gerontology, social psychology, clinical and medical research and happiness economics. Happiness is used in the context of mental or emotional states, including positive or pleasant emotions ranging from contentment to intense...

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7 Ways to Make Happiness Last

7 Ways to Make Happiness Last The experience of happiness simply doesn’t last. It can’t, given the very nature of the brain. But that fact by no means suggests that happiness is not a worthy pursuit. Of course it is! The key I believe is to pursue happiness in a...

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