Nov 25, 2009
In Episode 17, I take a look at an ancient definition of happiness. This view of happiness goes back at least 2,500 years to the time of Aristotle in ancient Greece. The story of Jill from the last episode is a good illustration of Aristotle's view on happiness, good and bad. While it is a familiar idea, I do not think it measures up to what people are really seeking. Looking over an approach to happiness that does not work will get us closer to an understanding of happiness that will work.
In the next episode, I will offer my suggested definition of happiness. We will spend the next few episodes unpacking that definition to see what are its implications.
This podcast series is based on my book The Six Faces of Love which can be viewed at craigowen.net