August 5 Defining Happiness

How often have you said, “I just want to be happy” or “I just want them or everybody to be happy”? But what is happiness? Defining happiness is a timeless topic that has been discussed and debated, beginning with the earliest spiritual teachers and philosophers. Although there is no abstract definition that can perfectly capture what happiness is to all people all of the time, current scientific research appears to have renewed the dialog with some interesting ideas and recommendations.