Monthly Archives: September 2011

Formula for Happiness

Three working hypotheses and an actual Formula for Happiness: Happiness is not an emotion. Happiness is a higher order state of mind and/or state of being that is a product of our affective processes (feelings), cognitive processes (thoughts), conative processes … Continue reading

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If We Banish Darkness, How Do We Define Light?

I originally intended this post to be about embracing the hopeless nature of happiness. I wanted to contemplate utopia – a reality in which you could attain anything and everything you wanted; a world in which you could live forever and … Continue reading

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Accepting the Hopeless Nature of Happiness

The playwright Aeschylus (525 BC to 456 BC) said, “He who learns must suffer, and, even in our sleep, pain which cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart until, in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom … Continue reading

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Hopeless Happiness

‘Hopeless Happiness’ is a product of my attempt to reconcile Truth with Peace.  Serious reflection on the nature of Truth seems to disturb my peace by causing me to consider and acknowledge reality, while attempts to focus and center (seeking peace) … Continue reading

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