PPE 10:17

PPE 10:17 - Everyone wants happiness, but the phrase is...

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Everyone wants happiness, but the phrase is vague and idiosyncratic - not a scientific word, don’t use it - word is also annoying - Will rarely see a survey question saying, “how happy are you?” since this doesn’t really measure anything o Rather, “in most way, my life is close to my ideal Subjective well being = life satisfaction 1) affective – emotional part, pleasant vs unpleasant 2) cognitive – satisfaction with life in general, and specific domains life satisfaction questions are often affected by your current mood when you take that test - also, extraversion will also change the survey (extraverts give higher readouts of life satisfaction) Is there more to life than cheerful sociability - a wider lens – when we look at “subjective well being” or life satisfaction, we over emphasize Move has been to psychological well-being (dashboard sense / flourishing / holistic picture) – different from subjective well-being What else should be considered part of well-being? - health, morality, finances, conditions of those around us, Positive emotions (feeling good), engagement (things that you care about), sense of meaning (purpose, does your life matter, value for behavior), relationships, accomplishment 1) Great exam question
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