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Friday, May 25, 2012

Happier: Post #4- Meaning

Meaning: As humans, we have the ability to reflect on our thoughts and emotions. We can set goals, reach them, reflect on them and find meaning in what we accomplish, think or feel. Meaning is derived from that reflection. Having meaning and purpose helps us organize our life’s activities around a theme that gives us direction. Victor Frankl (in Man’s Search for Meaning) distinguishes between pleasure and meaning in that we need a will for both, neither excluding the other.

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