Relationship Between Happiness and Meaning

Relationship Between Happiness and Meaning


Many people talk about finding happiness and having meaning in their lives. It is interesting to explore the relationship between these two basic human needs.

Happiness and Meaning

Psychologists have distinguished two types of happiness: feel-good happiness, which is sensation-based pleasure, and value-based happiness. The "value-based happiness is a sense that a person's life has meaning and fulfills some larger purpose (Reiss, p.50)." This is a spiritual source of contentment that is a by-product of complex purposes and values. When any of the 16 basic desires are obtained, a person will experience a sense of ...

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is evidenced by the fact that, the more purpose and meaning a person has in life, the greater the level of happiness he or she will achieve.

Works Cited

Reiss, Steven. Secrets of happiness. Psychology Today. (2001): 01 January. ...

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Added: 10/26/2015 07:40:18 AM
Category: Philosophy
Type: Premium Paper
Words: 224
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