WHICH DO YOU SEEK? HAPPINESS OR MEANING?
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?
A #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