Happiness Should Not Be Our Top Priority — Here’s Why

Viviana Rose
Dec 15, 2017 · 7 min read
Drawn by my daughter Driana Elise

Did Aristotle Miss Something?

The exclusive pursuit of happiness is risky, and potentially dangerous.

Facts:

Educating ourselves about ourselves and the nature of happiness

1. ADAPTATION and HEDONIC TREADMILL

A person who has suffered a terrible blow, (death of a loved one, loss of a job, a limb, a house, divorce, etc.), and a person who has walked into a great fortune, (big lottery win, new good marriage, promotion, etc.), will be no more and no less happy than they were before the event in about 3 weeks to 3 months.

The marketing of (pseudo) happiness:

2. HEREDITY, LIFE CIRCUMSTANCE, AND VOLUNTARY ACTIVITIES

External factors are responsible for 10% of the whole of our happiness level

3. RELATIONSHIPS

3. VISUALIZE THE JOURNEY

On What Aristotle May Have Missed but Jesus Didn’t

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I have a great interest in the intersection of psychology, philosophy, religion, social structures of power, and fear: the bait that catches us everywhere.

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