Thursday, January 10, 2013

There's More to Life Than Being Happy - The Atlantic

There's More to Life Than Being Happy - The Atlantic

Had a good read on this article...

"If there is meaning in life at all," Frankl wrote, "then there must be meaning in suffering."

 "Being human always points, and is directed, to something or someone, other than oneself -- be it a meaning to fulfill or another human being to encounter. The more one forgets himself -- by giving himself to a cause to serve or another person to love -- the more human he is."

The pursuit of meaning is what makes human beings uniquely human. By putting aside our selfish interests to serve someone or something larger than ourselves -- by devoting our lives to "giving" rather than "taking" -- we are not only expressing our fundamental humanity, but are also acknowledging that that there is more to the good life than the pursuit of simple happiness.


It's pretty lengthy, but if you have the time, Give it a read. =)

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