True Physiological Happiness response paper.docx - Emari Riley Howe Ms.Lortie May 14th 2018 Crossroads 10 True Physiological Happiness People spend most

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Emari Riley Howe Ms.Lortie May 14th, 2018 Crossroads, 10 True Physiological Happiness People spend most of their time chasing after things that they think will make them happy. However In Emily Esfahani Smiths TED Talk “There’s More To Life Than Being Happy,” she attempts to prove that chasing after happiness is the one thing that tends to make people feel depressed, lonely and hopeless. She then brings up the idea that moving beyond the quest for happiness by identifying the four pillars; belonging, purpose, transcendent and storytelling is the only way to live a fulfilling and meaningful life that will make you truly happy. Smith’s talk reflects the higher level needs to be described by Abraham Maslow but seems to leave room for more people obtaining esteem and belonging needs. Smith’s talk seems to be in favor of Maslow's theory. In Maslow's theory, there are five levels including physiological, safety, belonging, and esteem needs. The final top level is called self- actualization. Self- actualization is when “you begin to feel the need for
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