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Emari Riley Howe Ms.Lortie May 14th, 2018 Crossroads, 10 True PhysiologicalHappiness People spend most of their time chasing after things that they thinkwill make them happy. However In Emily Esfahani Smiths TED Talk “There’sMore To Life Than Being Happy,” she attempts to prove that chasing afterhappiness is the one thing that tends to make people feel depressed, lonelyand hopeless. She then brings up the idea that moving beyond the quest forhappiness by identifying the four pillars; belonging, purpose, transcendentand storytelling is the only way to live a fulfilling and meaningful life thatwill make you truly happy.Smith’s talk reflects the higher level needs to be described byAbraham Maslow but seems to leave room for more people obtainingesteem and belonging needs. Smith’s talk seems to be in favor of Maslow'stheory. 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