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Leanna Walters

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What attributes lead to universal happiness?

We all have different values and priorities, but what are the parts of life that are essential to pure happiness? What are the most basic aspects of life that are necessary to be happy? What are universal characteristics that are important ensure a happy life, whether you're in a big city or remote tribe?

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    Dec 6 2012: My answers:

    (1) Feeling of a-step-better for keeping one’s own DNA alive leads to universal happiness.
    No matter where we are or what value and priority we have.

    (2) VALID happiness is essential to pure happiness.



    (For VALID happiness, see the 1st article, points 1.1-3, at https://skydrive.live.com/?cid=D24D89AE8B1E2E0D&id=D24D89AE8B1E2E0D%21283&sc=documents.)
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      Dec 6 2012: This is a very interesting article. So, you believe that happiness relies fully on our evolutionary need to pass on our DNA? What about gay couples? Or people who simply don't want children? Even if a gay couple adopts they are not passing on their own DNA. Would you consider that a false sense of happiness?
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        Dec 8 2012: Thank you for your interesting in my reply!
        You are right.
        I “believe that happiness relies fully on our evolutionary need to pass on our DNA” with some errors or changes made during DNA-copying, mutation, environment adaptation, etc.
        These errors and changes cause the gay couples, couples wanting no children, INVALID happiness, etc.

        (For INVALID happiness, please see the reference in my comment above.)
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          Dec 8 2012: W. Ying,
          You believe that "some errors or changes made during DNA-copying, mutation, environment adaptations, etc....cause the gay couples, couples wanting no children, INVALID happiness". As I've said, I've read your references, with which you try to support your idea of "valid" or "invalid" happiness.

          Again, I will say that I do not think you have a right to decide for others what THEIR valid/invalid happiness is. Perhaps you are uncomfortable with the idea of gay relationships, or the idea that a couple may choose not to have children, so you say their happiness is "invalid". Do you not see that your idea is simply prejudice?
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      Dec 6 2012: W. Ying,
      Keeping our own DNA alive no matter what our priority is, you believe to be happiness? That seems rather selfish and very limited!
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        Dec 8 2012: Thank you for your kind replying!

        You are right.
        In order to keep any one’s own DNA alive, he or she has to SYMBIODSIZE in a society, that means love all the members of the society.

        (For details, please see ponts 4-8 of the reference in my comment above.)
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          Dec 8 2012: W. Ying,
          I have read your articles, and they do not seem clear to me. I have also addressed your perception of "valid" and "invalid" happiness before, and your criteria for valid/invalid happiness. I do not believe we have the ability or right to tell others what is "valid" or "invalid" happiness for THEM.

          What about Leanna's question regarding gay couples or people who simply don't want children? Would you consider that a false sense of happiness, or "invalid" happiness?
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        Dec 9 2012: ---- Reply to your reply (without "reply" button) to mine just above ----

        Thank you very much for your replying again!

        (1) I appreciate and respect your viewpoint about the validity of happiness.

        (2) As to the gay couples and people who simply don’t want children, I think, if they contribute their lives to society that is very great! And they will be happy due to their helping the propagation of human DNA, containing a big part identical to their own.

        Am I to the point?
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          Dec 9 2012: W. Ying,
          You ask..."am I to the point?"

          It depends on what point you are trying to make.

          (1) The only viewpoint I have regardintg "the validity of happiness" is that I cannot, and will not attempt to decide what is "valid happiness" or "invalid happiness" for another person.

          (2) I have no desire to judge other people based on my beliefs, and if you do, I guess you are making YOUR point. I do not feel it is my duty or right to tell others what THEY must do, how THEY must think and feel to experience happiness.

          First you write..."I believe that happiness relies fully on our evolutionary need to pass on our DNA” with some errors or changes made during DNA-copying, mutation, environment adaptation, etc. These errors and changes cause the gay couples, couples wanting no children, INVALID happiness, etc."

          You seem to be saying that gay couples and couples wanting no children are experiencing "invalid happiness", IN YOUR PERCEPTION and JUDGEMENT.

          In your last comment, you write..."...if they contribute their lives to society...they will be happy due to their helping the propagation of human DNA...a big part identical to their own".

          (A). DNA is a molecule that contains a genetic code of organisms, which is why children share traits with parents. http://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/DNA

          It does not seem that you are using the term DNA to effectively demonstrate your idea.

          (B). By trying to determine what other people do, or do not do, and labeling those activities, "valid" or "invalid" you are simply judgeing.

          Am I making my point?
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        Dec 11 2012: Reply to your last reply (without "reply" button)
        I thank you very, very much for your long kind reply and I will take my time to reanalyze my thoughts thoroughly-carefully again.
        Good luck!

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