October 27, 2013 | Posted in:Key texts

Is active pursuit of happiness self-defeating? What is the relationship between happiness and a meaningful  life? A recent article notes that “nearly a quarter of Americans do not have a strong sense of what makes their lives meaningful.” According to Viktor Frankl, the author of Man’s Search for Meaning, the loss of meaning is one of the most serious psychological ailments of our age.

“There is More to Life than Being Happy,” by Emily Esfahani Smith, The Atlantic, January 2013.


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