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Models of Happiness

From Chapter 7 of Fully Present by Susan Smalley and Diana Winston, some thoughts on the meaning of meaning in life:

Psychologists suggest that happiness arises with a sense of fulfillment, with living a meaningful life. Tools that promote meaning will therefore promote happiness. Under this model, there are four key components of meaning: purpose (a connection to future events), values (ideas that enable you to decide whether actions are right or wrong), a sense of efficacy (a belief that you can make a difference), and self-worth (a belief that you are good and worthy). ...

^z - 2012-01-05