When Does a Work Mean Happiness?

Next week I will be taking part of a virtual classroom from a British philosopher, Alain de Botton. In his website, there are a lot of questions or considerations on subjects that might interest you as well, for example:

“We have moved from devising tools for simple aspects of survival to tools that address our aspirations to flourish. Along the way, we made a striking discovery: that coming up with and operating certain tools might at points be very pleasurable. This was a surprise.”

“Satisfying work begins with an insight into happiness. What later gets called an enterprise, a profession or a trade is – at the outset – just an idea about increasing pleasure or decreasing pain. We start the long journey towards work when we spot something that we would like others to enjoy – or a friction or discomfort we would want to remove from their lives.”

Read more about when could a work be meaningful and many other parts of life in tThe Book of Live here. “Life is only 700,000 hours long so we have to make sure the ideas we need don’t get lost – or take too long to find.”

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