Which do you seek?


Do you know that there is a difference between happiness and meaning in life?

HAPPINESS is a state of comfort and feeling good in the moment. MEANING comes from belonging to and serving something beyond yourself and developing the best within you.

We hear that we should only always do things that make us happy….Chasing HAPPINESS can actually make us unhappy. The feeling of fulfilment comes from living a life of MEANING.

While our culture is obsessed with HAPPINESS, philosopher Eshfahani Smith says that seeking MEANING is a more fulfilling path. Studies show that people who have MEANING in life are more resilient, do better in school and at work and live longer. So, how can we live more meaningfully?

#FORTIFIED# you will do. The idea is to turn what makes you happy into a meaning…you don’t get? Wait for my next post! Will give you the ingredients soon!

Salmah Adetutu Lawal

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  1. Comrade Bello Abdul Rasaq

    Jun 28, 2020

    I got info about this page on your Facebook as a friend. I dashed here and I downloaded your book ‘FORTEFIED’ I was glued to my phone and make sure I finished up the book under 3hours. Infact, I missed my Subuhi salat and later paused to observe it. I wish your success in your future endeavors sister. I didn’t know when I started shedding tears at the first chapter of the book. My Allah swt, accept this, as an act of ibadah and count it as a points for you on the day of kiyahoma. Ameen.

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