Monday, 10 February 2014

Happiness at Any Price - Understanding Feelings in Philosophy

Really important for all writers - to understand feelings and their consequences.  Here's my latest article on Decoded Past:

February 10, 2014 by Leave a Comment

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Photo by Gareth Cameron, with Permission.
Do you deserve to be happy? Photo by Gareth Cameron, used with permission, all rights reserved.
Do you feel you are entitled to be happy? 
To be fair, as human beings, it is natural that we should pursue pleasure and avoid pain. Siobhan Lyons, of Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia, tells us in February’s edition of Philosophy Now, that modern society’s obsession with happiness has gone too far, infiltrating all aspects of our lives including relationships, lifestyle and diets.
We hear frequently that feelings of grief, sorrow or discontentment are counter-productive to our development and self-esteem. Is this focus on happiness at all costs detrimental to us? Read more...

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