Sunday, June 14, 2020

Happiness vs Well Being; Hedonic vs Eudaimonic

What happiness is? Hedonic or Eudaimonic? - YouTube

Happiness or Well-being can be categorized as either be hedonic well-being or eudaimonic well-being.


Comparing Hedonic & Eudaimonic Views of Happiness - Video & Lesson Transcript | Study.com



“Eudaimonism, then, refers to a life dedicated to seeking meaning, engagement with the existential challenges of life, and the actualization of human potential, whereas hedonism refers to a life dedicated to seeking pleasure, happiness, and enjoyment.”

"hedonic treadmill"
accumulating more and more “stuff” (whether that’s the latest gadgets or Instagram likes), we often find ourselves working harder and harder but not getting any happier.

THERE ARE NO EUDAIMONIC TREADMILLS
When we focus on living with more and more virtue, we ACTUALLY GET HAPPIER!

The hedonic treadmill, also known as hedonic adaptation, is the observed tendency of humans to quickly return to a relatively stable level of happiness despite major positive or negative events or life changes.


  1. Self-acceptance
  2. Personal growth
  3. Purpose in life
  4. Environmental mastery
  5. Autonomy
  6. Positive relations with others



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