The book is really well written and PACKED with a great overview of why happiness matters along with scientifically supported Big Ideas and exercises to help us rock our greatest lives. Truly amazing. If the Note resonates with you, I *highly* recommend you pick it up and get your “happier” on. :)
Let’s start with Ben-Shahar’s definition of happiness and then we’ll check out a few of my favorite Big Ideas!
“I define happiness as ‘the overall experience of pleasure and meaning.’ A happy person enjoys positive emotions while perceiving her life as purposeful. The definition does not pertain to a single moment but to a generalized aggregate of one’s experiences: a person can endure emotional pain at times and still be happy overall.”
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