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Two types of happiness

Ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle differentiated the varieties of happiness:

  1. Hedonia (pleasure): this is the type of happiness that is associated with self-satisfaction and doing what makes you happy.
  2. Eudaimonia (meaning): this is the type of happiness that is self-fulfilling. It happens when you invest in yourself, when you seek what is important to you and what allows you to mold yourself into a better version of yourself.

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