There is much to challenge in it, and some has already been challenged by people like Ryan Carey. Perhaps I will go into it at more length later.
Happiness is rational egoism in action, and in feeling, in the tone and texture of your experience. Thus, this segment is not truly a separate topic from rational egoism. For that is living happily. Obviously subject to some things out of your hands, right?
Bad things happen to good people. Bad things happen to rational, virtuous people. Also, as observed in the previous segment, egoism and self-interest are an achievement.
They require thoughtful activity. The egoist must be rational both in regard to how his interest is pursued, and how it is conceived. Not just long term, as well as short, but three-sixty, all degrees, latitude and longitude, the full spectrum of his life experience. Human well-being requires a plan, a coherent vision, a conceptual appreciation of the role of specific values and what role they play in your overall well-being.
How this friendship, for instance, how this particular friendship feeds me, what it gives me, what this hobby gives me and what it takes, what it demands of me. Now over the past twenty years or so, a new field of study has emerged: Happiness strategists, personal consultants on your happiness.
Nations for several years now, at least a decade, many nations boast something comp—well, some of them boast—they measure analogous to GDP gross national product, things having to do with happiness.
But, I mean, happiness is in, which is. You know, magazine covers tout happiness, and so on. Now, this is refreshing, right? But as you might imagine, distorted conceptions of what happiness is tend to dominate these discussions.
The recipe for happiness resides not in self-help books, or medication: Or the right meditation techniques. Helpful as some of these can be, okay, I, again, I think all of these properly can do some real good.
But, fundamentally, the guide for happiness rests in ethics, in a rational moral philosophy, aimed to guide you to flourish.
The major moral virtues, which I spoke about in part 1, are a means to flourishing and way of flourishing, of leading a good, happy life. Living your days by the virtues, honestly, justly, with integrity and so on.
This is what happiness consists in. So what is happiness? This is number one. But we will survey a few pivotal features.
It resides in the doing. Doing well, healthfully, in a life-serving manner. Think again of that baby, the infant we were talking about in part 1, right? It is an active process.An analytic examination of the flawed, and the important, arguments on both sides of the abortion debate. The meaning we're concerned with when we're talking about the meaning of life, is it's 'relevance, significance or value'.
Thus, to avoid confusion, a. Rational Recovery and Rational Recovery Systems, Inc. is a commercial vendor of material related to counseling, guidance, and direct instruction for addiction designed as a direct counterpoint to Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and step programs. A Framework for Making Ethical Decisions; A Framework for Making Ethical Decisions.
Another way to think about the relationship between ethics and morality is to see ethics as providing a rational basis for morality, that is, ethics provides good reasons for why something is moral.
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Your highest “what for,” or what’s the sake of this, what should I do that for, your highest “what for” should be you: your genuine, healthy flourishing, your having the best life you can.
True Morality - Rational Principles for Optimal Living. Ethics, or morality, is a system of principles that helps us tell right from wrong, good from bad.