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Thoughts on Happiness

William Gaskell's Philosophy of Happiness in the Modern World RE Michael Plant’s talk at Oxford Brookes http://www.plantinghappiness.co.uk/whats-happiness-for-anyway/
When you introduce the concept of happiness as following on from Ancient Greek thought it is like you are introducing philosophy.
RE Genghis Khan: One point I would make is that I think happiness is achieved through the feeling of effortlessly accomplishing your goals, with God’s grace, and receiving joy for it. That cosmic resonance with the universal governing authority making you one of the polity, one of the people who really lived.
RE Aristotle: Well being is linked to doing things on your terms or as per your ideals. James Bond must be living in such a shallow world to be pursuing happiness in his way.
Things need to be in the right context to make people happy. People seem to have to find a way of feeling good about their situation in order to succeed. There seem to be different perspectives as to which count…