is the emotional
state of being happy
. The definition of happiness is one of the greatest philosophical
quandaries. Proposed definitions include freedom from want and distress, consciousness of the good order of things, assurance of one's place in the universe or society, and so forth. Associated emotions include joy, exultation, delight, bliss, and love
, and antonyms include suffering
, and anger
Philosophies of happiness
- Utilitarianism commonly seeks the greatest happiness for the greatest number.
- Epicureanism is the belief that the greatest good is to seek happiness for oneself
- Hedonism is any philosophical theory that gives pleasure a central role
Here are a number of ways that various people have used in order to pursue happiness.
is also a 1998 U.S.
film written and directed by Todd Solondz[?]
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