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Sirine Karray

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What is more important : Happiness or Psychological strengh ?

As happiness might be our purpose
and psychological strengh can be the way in our journey through life .

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    Oct 25 2013: Why this is either or situation ?
    Are all happy people psychologically weak & vice versa ?
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      Oct 25 2013: No, this is not the point . But sometimes , life's issues and downs affect our feelings that we no longer feel the same about things that used to make us happy .
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        Oct 26 2013: Does that mean we became psychologically strong then ?
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        Oct 26 2013: Hello Sirine,
        "Things" don't make us happy, although it may be harder to be happy if we lack basic "things" in life.
        It seems you pose 'happiness' as the end-goal in life, and 'psychological strength' as the means to get there.
        At a higher level, means and ends are one and the same; means and ends are "of the same stuff". The ends "grow out of" the means, so to speak. I agree with Jelena's comment below: growth in psychological strength and growth in the experience of happiness go hand in hand and grow together as one and the the same "plant" in your inner garden.
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          Oct 26 2013: This reminded me of QUOTE, "THE Best things in life are not things. They are felt in the heart."
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          Oct 26 2013: Good quote Dian, and I wholeheartedly agree! Welcome to TED conversations:>)
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        Oct 26 2013: Sirine,
        If we "no longer feel the same about things that used to make us happy", perhaps it is not the "things" that genuinely create happiness?

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