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Why people are reluctant to exchange lottery tickets, but will happily exchange pens.
Meaning comes from the pursuit of more complex things than happiness
A must read.
Is there a difference between a happy life and a meaningful life? How do the happy life and the meaningful life differ?
In a new study, which will be published this year in a forthcoming issue of the Journal of Positive Psychology, psychological scientists found that a meaningful life and happy life overlap in certain ways, but are ultimately very different. Leading a happy life is associated with being a "taker" while leading a meaningful life corresponds with being a "giver.
Take this: "Happiness without meaning characterizes a relatively shallow, self-absorbed or even selfish life, in which things go well, needs and desire are easily satisfied, and difficult or taxing entanglements are avoided".
Interesting article and fascinating discussion afterward