Since “any action is well performed when it is performed in accordance with the appropriate virtue”(1098a15), a good performance of function (which is a display of goodness) is virtuous. For example, a good lyre player is a virtuous player. In the previous part, he concludes that function of humans is rational activity, or the soul acting in accordance to reason. In humans’ case, a good performance of rational activity is thus a display of virtue. For example, as morality is a part of rationale, the good performance of morality can lead an individual towards a virtuous and good life.
The evidence so far affirms that positive thinking leads to positive outcomes. Perhaps the greatest contribution made by psychology and neuroscience is that positive thinking is linked with virtues like kindness and compassion, and in proving that positive thinking leads to "WEALTH" of mind, body, and
He wrote book on “Authentic Happiness theory”, which was best seller.Martin Seligman has a systematic theory and he uses the scientific method to explore it and reach on conclusions. Seligman’s described that happiness has three dimensions that can be cultivated: the Pleasant Life, the Good Life, and the Meaningful Life. The Seligman’s has said that there are circumstances and things that can be controlled and if we decide to change them with real effort, our level of happiness increases. His philosophy was based on three fundamental elements; • The pleasant life: a life that successfully obtains the positive emotions about the past, today and tomorrow. • The good life: using signature qualities and strengths to obtain rich satisfaction by doing activities in real scenario of life.
In summary, it has been established from the numerous readings that high self-esteem correlates highly with self-reported happiness which may arise from a feeling of competence, confidence, goal-directedness, and self-efficacy which may lead to scoring well in exams [1-3]. Self-esteem is a widely used concept both in popular language and in psychology. The foundation of self-esteem is; The practice of living consciously, The practice of self-acceptance, The practice of self-responsibility, The practice of
This has been due to the association of high self-esteem with a number of positive outcomes for the individual and for society as a whole. (Baumeister 1993; Smelser 1989). As a support to that, an increase in individual’s self-esteem (especially a child or adolescent) would be beneficial not only to the individual, but also to the society as a whole. As cited by Burke and Cast (2002), it
Attraction is the beginning of most 'voluntary relationships ' (Reis et al. 2013). Attraction can be defined as 'a feeling of being drawn to another person or thing, usually with a positive feeling toward the other ', and interpersonal attraction as 'the sense of liking and wanting to be close to another person ' (Cambridge Dictionary of Psychology 2009). Coon and Mitterer, define interpersonal attraction as the social attraction that is experienced by one person to another (2011: pg). Adult relationships have been found essential in contributing for 'health, happiness, and productivity ' across several areas of human activity (Reis et al.
There was a positive correlation between spiritual well-being sub-scales and mindfulness, satisfaction with life, self-compassion. Our results are in line with previous studies. A study that reported increase in mindfulness increased spirituality (Carmody et al., 2008). While Self-compassion is positively correlated with satisfaction with life (Yang, Zhang, & Kou, 2016). And there was significant association between spiritual well-being and satisfaction with life (Jafari et al., 2010).
Gratitude is measured as both a condition and a quality. Conditional gratitude is defined as a positive, social reaction of an experience when an unearned act of compassion or kindness is given by another person without any cost in return (Emmons, 2004). Roberts (2004) has stated such experiences as periodic gratitude, and he has described it a serious, strong, and short-term physical and biological change that is
This is because of the fact that the reason one experiences happiness is subjective. Happiness as a subjective matter invites the fact of having different factors that can predict it. In Salami’s (2011) study about personality, happiness and the moderating role of emotional intelligence, he proposed that to increase one’s level of happiness is to develop self-awareness, and one of the reasons for developing self-awareness is by understanding one’s personality. Personality is introduced as one of the strongest happiness predictors. Personality is a set of generally steady and consistent traits or tendencies a person possess.