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Adding value to happiness

by Archives March 17, 2009

What is happiness? English essayist and journalist Joseph Addison wrote sometime in the 17th-century, “Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.”
Still not satisfied? Neither are we.
Some people believe happiness is the lovey-dovey feeling you have for someone. Some say it’s determined by a successful career and the amount of cash in the stash. And finally, there are those pious folk who claim absolute happiness is a matter of discovering the divine light.
Factors that determine happiness have been debated among philosophers and theologians for centuries on end, but happiness is still aimlessly sought after. While some argue happiness can be discovered, others say it simply cannot be sought.
But others say happiness is relative. What does happiness mean to a retired man? What does it mean to a university student?
Pierre C

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