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Please be honest; are you happy with your life?

I am in the middle of life and had no idea how many people are pretending to be happy. Tell the truth are you happy?

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    Apr 15 2013: What is the real question here?
    "Happy" is no longer a useful term, as Daniel Kahneman points out in a TEDTalk.
    http://www.ted.com/talks/daniel_kahneman_the_riddle_of_experience_vs_memory.html
    Also, see the word, "Eudaimonia," or eudaemonia, a Greek word commonly translated as happiness or welfare; however, "human flourishing" has been proposed as a more accurate translation
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      Apr 15 2013: So Theodore.....are you flourishing human?
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        Apr 16 2013: Well, it is sufficient to say that I understand the basic difference of surviving and flourishing.

        Eudaimoia was often an objective view of another's life, as to say, "He lead a good life." not a subjective self assessment.

        "Verbally there is a very general agreement; for both the general run of men and people of superior refinement say that it is [eudaimonia], and identify living well and faring well with being happy; but with regard to what [eudaimonia] is they differ, and the many do not give the same account as the wise. For the former think it is some plain and obvious thing like pleasure, wealth or honour…" Aristotle

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