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Seek happiness and you shall not find it

"The restless search for wealth, power, fame and office produces unhappiness in all but a tiny minority"

By AC Grayling  

The concept of wellbeing dates back at least as far as the classical tradition

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The translation of Aristotle’s eudaimonia as “happiness” is regarded by most philosophers as inadequate to capture the sense of wellbeing and well-doing—of active flourishing—that he intended by his use of the term. The subject of wellbeing is as old…

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