A Deep Dive into: Happiness [pt.1] – Is it a real goal, a real thing, a linguistic label or nothing at all? (inspired by one of the students I teach)

I asked my class today ‘What are Humanity’s greatest accomplishments/achievements?’ And one of the answers that came back back was: Happiness. Whether we have achieved/accomplished this as a species (or any of us…. All of us?) is less important, but it brings up an idea: Is ‘Happiness’ just something that Humans …

Is everything that’s subjective, everything that varies across humanity, just bullshit? And is everything that is objectively true all that matters? [On Eudaimonia)

How are you? Are you alive? And do you have enough food to survive in the near future, enough warmth, water and shelter (and an ability to rest)? Then you’re good. Happiness (at least in its contemporary context) is not important. What’s Eudaimonia? The ancient Greeks valued ‘eudaimonia, which was …