A Guide to the Good Life by William Braxton Irvine

What is a good life according to Stoicism? Having a good life is not about making a good living or having a high-paying job since one could hate the job or have conflicting thoughts about its moral. A person must be virtuous in order to have a good life. A person’s virtue depends on their excellence as a human being, how well one performs the function for which humans were designed....

April 26, 2020 · 7 min

The Happiness Hypothesis by Jonathan Haidt

Happiness (H) = S (Biological happiness set point) + C (Life conditions) + V (Voluntary activities). Each person has a characteristic level of happiness that each is born with. It’s not a set point but a range. The challenge is to understand C and V in order to push H to the top of the range. The 2 biggest parts of C are love and pursuing the right goals....

February 10, 2020 · 2 min