There’s More to Life Than Being Happy
Life is now more convenient for humans than ever, but a growing number of people seem to be experiencing loneliness, depression, and hopelessness.
Writer Emily Esfahani Smith suggests in her TED talk that instead of searching for happiness, it is more important to find meaning in life.
While happiness comes and goes, the focus on finding meaning can help people become more grounded and in touch with their human needs.
Smith defines meaning based on four pillars: belonging, purpose, transcendence, and storytelling.
By finding meaning, people can become more appreciative of the world around them, leading to increased happiness.
Smith explains that data shows chasing happiness can make people more unhappy and leave them feeling anxious and adrift.
In contrast, the quest for meaning can help individuals find joy and purpose in their lives.
Although it's possible to get off track, referring back to the four pillars of meaning can help individuals find their way to joy once more.
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