“Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.” ― Aristotle (384 BCE–322 BCE) Education and intelligence underpin happiness, but an interesting observation is that people attribute the same meaning to the words education and intelligence in daily conversation. Is education the same as intelligence? A general assumption is that an...Continue reading
Philosophically Speaking: What is Human Behavior?
What is human behavior? Human behavior is the way in which we conduct ourselves both in private and in public, spiritually, morally, socially, intellectually, and physically. What is the impetus behind human behavior, good or bad? For better or for worse humans behave in accordance with the human ecosystem, underpinned by our cultural influences....Continue reading
Complex Dimensions of Happiness
“We frequently pass so near to happiness without seeing, without regarding it, or if we do see and regard it, yet without recognizing it.” ― Alexandre Dumas (1802–1870) Observing the journey of life, with its undulating state of “happy” moments overshadowed by “unhappy” moments led Marjorie and me to conclude that there are complex dimensions...Continue reading
Spirituality and Happiness
“This most beautiful system of the sun, planets, and comets, could only proceed from the counsel and dominion of an intelligent and powerful Being.” ― Isaac Newton (1643–1727) The principal lesson that humanity can learn that will engender “happiness” and “joy” is the need for spirituality in our lives. The apparent decline in the display...Continue reading
Is Money Synonymous With Happiness?
Is money synonymous with happiness? Can money buy happiness? Money may not buy happiness, but it is a crucial factor in the happiness equation. Unlike agrarian societies, money is the principal exchange in postmodern capitalist societies. Many individuals would say that they are happy when they have sufficient money to satisfy their immediate needs...Continue reading