Where does it come from?
It seems like an odd question, but is it? Do you know how to define happiness? Do you think happiness is the same thing to you as it is to others?
What’s the point of it all? Does it even make a difference in our lives?
In fact, happiness does have a pretty important role in our lives, and it can have a huge impact on the way we live our lives.
But first, let’s take a look at the definition of happiness so we’re all on the same page. Oxford English Dictionary’s definition of “happiness” is a simple one: “The state of being happy.”
And its definition of “happy” is a little more helpful: “Feeling or showing pleasure or contentment.”
From this definition, we can glean a few important points about happiness:
1. Happiness is a state, not a trait; in other words, it isn’t a long-lasting, permanent feature or personality trait, but a more fleeting, changeable state.
2. Happiness is equated with feeling pleasure or contentment, meaning that happiness is not to be confused with joy, ecstasy, bliss, or other more intense feelings.
3. Happiness can be either feeling or showing, meaning that happiness is not necessarily an internal or external experience, but can be both...
DATE: November 10
TIME: 5 p.m.