The End of Happiness
Recent articles and books have suggested that happiness is no longer an accurate description. In an article for Psychology Today, David Van Nuys declares: “We’re farewelling hedonism, not happiness.” In fact, no positive psychologist ever thought that happiness was the same as hedonism. So, why is this concept gaining more popularity? Read on to learn more about the new theory of happiness.
In the series’ 12th episode, we see a very dark moment in the plot. In the middle of a fight, Yi Hyun accidentally shoots Andrew in the stomach, but he was saved by a sae-bom, who uses his blood to turn Andrew. At the end, the two men kiss, which is a pleasant surprise for fans. However, viewers feared that the screenwriter would end the drama on a sad or punishing note.
Aristotle defines happiness as “the perfect exercise of reason,” a state of well-being and a good life. To attain this state, one must make many hard choices. The lesser good will bring immediate pleasure, while the greater good requires sacrifice. This is why developing good character is the ultimate goal of a happy life. While we’ll never reach that state, our pursuit of happiness should be our goal in life.
In the past two years, happiness science has been dominated by the COVID-19 pandemic, a period that hasn’t been particularly happy for the population. Those suffering from this deadly disease have been rich source of data for happiness researchers. Despite this, however, the data is still far from conclusive. The truth is that happiness is a result of the things we do, and not an end in itself.