Happiness 2 RQ - 1155 Meaning, Happiness and the Good Life...

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1155 Meaning, Happiness and the Good Life • Cathal Woods Reading Questions on Happiness Reading: Nettle pp. 30-44 1. Why does (what Nettle calls) the "joy programme" shut down after a while? Nettle explains the “joy programme” as a system of complete joy so that you can operate in your  life with no worries.  This would be dysfunctional if the programme were to always work.  It has  a shut-down mechanism that makes sure we don’t over burn on joy.  If we become hungry or  tired then it would shut down and allow us to eat or sleep.   2. What point (about how researchers measure  satisfaction )   does Nettle make with the examples  of 'finding a dime' and 'the sunny weather'? (pp. 34-5) Nettle explains that in a study based on the satisfaction with one’s life the people who found a  dime right before they were asked question were much more likely to give a positive assessment. 
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This homework help was uploaded on 04/19/2008 for the course PHIL 201 taught by Professor Woods during the Spring '08 term at Virginia Wesleyan.

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Happiness 2 RQ - 1155 Meaning, Happiness and the Good Life...

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