Monday, May 23, 2011

№ 7. Happy? Got Perma?

Happiness. Beauty. Soon these, too, shall pass.
As in all things mortal, they come and go.

A New Gauge to See What’s Beyond Happiness
By John Tierney, May 16, 2011

“This feeling of accomplishment contributes to what the ancient Greeks called eudaimonia, which roughly translates to “well-being” or “flourishing,” a concept that Dr. Seligman has borrowed for the title of his new book, “Flourish.” He has also created his own acronym, Perma, for what he defines as the five crucial elements of well-being, each pursued for its own sake: positive emotion, engagement (the feeling of being lost in a task), relationships, meaning and accomplishment.”

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