A Balanced Psychology And A Full Life Analysis

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Happiness has evolved past a simple mechanism to sustain and reproduce; instead, it has become a driving force in social interaction and various abstract behaviors. The vast array of emotions blend together to create human interaction with the world. Motivation, personality, and attitude all being determined by the dance of various hormones, orchestrated by the most astonishing human organ--the brain. Happiness is remarkable because its influence permeates throughout ones entire life. A fundamental characteristic that changes based on this emotion is someone's affinity towards cordial exchange; people have preferences towards isolation or togetherness because of what makes them feel joyful. In "A Balanced Psychology and a Full Life" (by Martin E.P. Seligman, Acacia C. Parks, and Tracy Steen) the three pillars of happiness are outlined. These three constituents of happiness are positive emotion,…show more content…
This demeanor requires constant vigilance, for it is a perpetual search to find other colleagues. Once someone does find enjoyable companionship; they must preserve this attentiveness to support their relationships. Seeking gratification and meaning through others can be beneficial in the present connected world, and the networks gained can lead to future prosperity; however, these relationships may spawn bouts of confusion, anger, or sadness. Unlike social happiness, solitary happiness is entirely based on the current state of oneself. Gratification and meaning is garnered through various forms of learning and introspection. There is no worry of trying to meet people for contentment. Solitude can be easier to manage and has the possibility of being a much more self-sufficient source of pleasure. Being alone does not have the various benefits that arise from companionship, but all conflict is internal and autonomous. Inner conflict is simple and does not rely on the randomness of external
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