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Is Eudaimonic Happiness the Best Kind of Happiness?

Is Eudaimonic Happiness the Best Kind of Happiness?

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Entrepreneur Are Busy But Happy :)

There's a common perception that entrepreneurs and small business owners are overworked and stressed out. Both of those things can be true on occasion.

At the same time,

  • 94% of small business owners say they are happy with their lives, and
  • 81% ...

There are two popular conceptions of happiness in psychology, hedonic and eudaimonic.

  • You experience hedonic happiness through pleasure and enjoyment, like when scarfing down your favorite dessert, watching your beloved sports team win a big g...

Eudaimonic Pursuits Give Sustained Feeling Of Well-Being

  1. Both eudaimonic and hedonic happiness contribute to overall life satisfaction, but eudaimonic seems to provide a far more sustained effect.
  2. That's because hedonic forms of happiness tend to provide only fleeting...

Both eudaimonic and hedonic happiness contribute to overall life satisfaction, but eudaimonic seems to provide a far more sustained effect.

That's because hedonic forms of happiness tend to provide only fleeting bursts...

Hedonic Happiness Requires Repetition & More Stimulating Trigger

  1. Again, all this isn't to say that hedonic happiness is worthless.
  2. For a quick, mood-boosting pick-me-up, partying with friends or playing hours of mindless video games is fantastic.
  3. On the other hand, basing one's wellbeing purely around hedonic happiness

  1. Interestingly, cues of hedonic and eudaimonic happiness seem to stimulate different parts of the brain.
  2. In a 2019 study, researchers found that subjects in an fMRI brain scanner cued with hedonic events "showed enhanced activity in frontal medial/middle regions and anterior ci...

Having A Meaningful Pursuit Is Good For The Immune System

  1. Another fascinating physiological difference between eudaimonic and hedonic happiness may arise in the immune system.
  2. In a 2013 study published to the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, subjects who characterized their lives as having “a sense of d...

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