The Motivation of Happiness
“A person’s main motivation is happiness and this is only attained by acting in accordance with his or her values.”
While I personally believe this to be the case — and I think the statement is fairly intuitive — it does bring up a few questions:
- How do we define happiness?
- Is “a sense of” happiness different for different people?
- If one’s main motivation is happiness, then why do so many intelligent people seem to make decisions that are obviously contrary to their own happiness?
Believe it or not…I have my opinions on all three of the above ;-). And, in a future post, I’d like to take a deeper look at these.
Meanwhile, I’d love to know your thoughts or any one of them or even all three?