Happiness and Meaning Are Different Things

It’s an easy mistake to think that a happy life is a meaningful life. But research by Baumeister and others shows that meaning comes from different things than happiness.

“Their findings suggest that meaning (separate from happiness) is not connected with whether one is healthy, has enough money, or feels comfortable in life, while happiness (separate from meaning) is. More specifically, the researchers identified five major differences between a happy life and a meaningful one.”

The five differences are fascinating, but I’ll just encourage you to follow the link to find out more.

Is a Happy Life Different from a Meaningful One? | Greater Good Science Center


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Written by

Aaron Miller

Aaron Miller

Provo, UT