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Unformatted text preview: 1155 Meaning, Happiness and the Good Life Cathal Woods Reading Questions on the Value of Unhappiness Reading: Haidt Ch. 7 p. 135 Background: Certain things in life might be worth doing even if they make us unhappy. In this chapter, Haidt examines the role adversity plays in the development of meaningful lives. 1. What is the adversity hypothesis? The adversity hypothesis is a thought that states that people need adversity, setbacks, and perhaps even trauma to reach the highest levels of strength, fulfillment, and personal development. 2. People often say "I could never survive what [Jones] is going through". What reasons does Haidt give as to why we should be doubtful about the truth of such statements? He says that if you were to face these problems, your heart would not stop beating. You would respond to the world as you found this problem, and most of the responses would be automatic. respond to the world as you found this problem, and most of the responses would be automatic....
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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.
- Spring '08