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Thursday, May 24, 2012

Happier: Post #3- Definition

Defining Happiness: Shahar says that happiness is the overall experience of pleasure and meaning.  Moreover, happiness leads to success in both our personal and professional lives—and not the other way around (that success might bring happiness). Emotions drive us toward a desired state. Antonio Damasio describes a patient of his who had brain surgery that damaged his emotional center. The successful lawyer ended up divorced and out of work due to his lack of emotion.

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