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Happiness at Work

Happiness at Work Despite a large body of positive psychological research into the relationship between happiness and productivity, happiness at work has traditionally been seen as a potential by-product of positive outcomes at work, rather than a pathway to business success. During the past two decades, maintaining a level of happiness...

Quality of Life

Quality of Life Quality of life (QOL) is an overarching term for the quality of the various domains in human life. It is a standard level that consists of the expectations of an individual or society for a good life. These expectations are guided by the values, goals and socio-cultural context...

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Positive Psychology

Positive Psychology Positive psychology is the study of the “good life“, or the positive aspects of the human experience that make life worth living. As an art, it focuses on both individual and societal well-being.[1] Positive psychology began as a domain of psychology in 1998 when Martin Seligman chose it as the theme for...

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Well-being Contributing Factors

Well-being Contributing Factors Well-being is a much-studied topic in psychology, especially positive psychology. Related concepts are eudaimonia, happiness, flourishing, quality of life, contentment,[1] and meaningful life. Main articles: Well-being, Meaningful life, Meaning of Life, Happiness, Theories Central theories are Diener’s tripartite model of subjective well-being, Ryff’s Six-factor Model of Psychological Well-being, Corey Keyes’ work on flourishing,...

Happiness and Religion

Happiness and Religion The relationship between religion and happiness has been the focus of much research. The present review provides a critical examination of this research and, in particular, focuses on conceptual and methodological concerns. The majority of studies report a positive association between measures of religion and happiness; however,...

Inner Peace

Inner Peace Inner peace (or peace of mind) refers to a deliberate state of psychological or spiritual calm despite the potential presence of stressors. Being “at peace” is considered by many to be healthy (homeostasis) and the opposite of being stressed or anxious, and is considered to be a state where our mind...

“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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Ego And Worship

Ego And Worship A Vision Of Humans Faces Man has two faces: one, concerning his ego, looks to the life of this world. The other, concerning worship and servitude to God, looks to eternal life. In respect to the first face he is a wretched creature whose capital consists only...

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Where Does The Enjoyment And Pleasure Of Life Lie?

Where Does The Enjoyment And Pleasure Of Life Lie? So, that is how life is. If you desire the pleasure and enjoyment of life, animate your life with belief, and adorn it with religious obligations. Maintain it by abstaining from sins. As for the fearsome reality of death, which is...

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Is Life A Struggle?

Is Life A Struggle? O corrupted thinking! A number of your rotten and baseless foundations are as follows. You say: “Every living being from the greatest angel to the tiniest fish owns itself and works for itself and struggles for its own pleasure. It has the right to life. Its...

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Life Is A Test

Life Is A Test It is certainly the case that God knows how we act and live in this world. He sends us to be tested by Him, so that we can improve our abilities and skills through the responsibilities He ordains for us. Not all of the men are...

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Meaningful life

Meaningful life In positive psychology, a meaningful life is a construct having to do with the purpose, significance, fulfillment, and satisfaction of life.[1] While specific theories vary, there are two common aspects: a global schema to understand one’s life and the belief that life itself is meaningful. Meaning can be defined as...

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