This, as an ideal, is ancient, and sometimes equated with eudaemonia
. Fabre describes it as the duty and responsibility of those who have abundance to share it with those who lack--through aid, trade, or loans--excepting only those whose own activities have disqualified them by their own deliberate doing.
Psychological well-being or eudaemonia
refers to the realization of the person's true nature, rather than personal happiness whereas, subjective well-being or hedonism explained in terms of pleasure that is, affective (pleasure and pain), biological, and societal on the occasions of suffering and enjoyment (Ryff and Singer, 2000).
The first section--"Eudaemonia
and Nirvana"--is particularly relevant to the present topic.
: Hazlitt's final words may have been, "Well, I've had a happy life"--a delightful puzzle given the life he led.
happiness as eudaemonia
, "virtuous activity." Echoing closely
(8) The reason for this is that the treatises that are present in Politics direct one to how to achieve the eudaemonia
, and this cannot be done apart from the context of a political society.
Two conceptions of happiness: Contrast of personal expressiveness (eudaemonia
) and hedonic enjoyment.
Although he never heard of it, he lived to the max the Greek philosophy eudaemonia
, meaning "human flourishing.'' He inspired several cookbooks -- "Are You Hungry Tonight,'' "Fit for a King: The Elvis Presley Cookbook,'' "The Presley Family Cookbook'' (not to be confused with "The Presley Family and Friends Cookbook: A Cookbook and Memory Book From Those Who Knew Elvis Best''), "The I Love Elvis Cookbook,'' "Elvis in Hollywood'' and (the one I love best and keep in my library) "The Life and Cuisine of Elvis Presley.''
Seminars in classics may seem to be cost ineffective but, suggests the aforesaid university president, the classics teach clearly that power and wealth are not ultimate ends for happiness (eudaemonia
) and thus, in virtue of cultivating more thoughtfully modest societal leaders, the classics are "fundamental to being effective and exercising the public trust.