Happiness, And Martin Seligman's Theory Of Happiness And Happiness

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Positivism and happiness
Happiness has been a controversial topic for many years now and it’s understood in various ways. According to (Lyubomirsky, 2010) the definition of happiness is, “the experience of joy, contentment, or positive well-being, combined with a sense that one’s life is good, meaningful, and worthwhile.” Generally, happiness is things that has to do with an emotional and mental that can be categorized through pleasant and positive emotion such as satisfaction and joy. However, happiness also have been defined differently based on science context, each discipline have developed special views on happiness. Psychologists see it as a matter of personality, biologists view happiness as the result of chemical processes, philosophers
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One of the strongest theories used to discuss about happiness is positive psychology that has focused on cognition, personality and mood. Based on Martin Seligman, the “father” of the positive psychology, he points out five factors leading to happiness which is positive emotion, engagement, relationship, meaning and accomplishments (PERMA). Seligman’s theoretical model of happiness (PERMA) helps us understand what we can do to maximize each element to reach a life full of happiness. Nonetheless, there is a linkage between the theories of happiness in Comte’s foundation of positivism. It begins by distinctive Auguste Comte view of positivism from that of a value-free science. According to Auguste Comte happiness is understood as the result of the conjunction (consensus) of three components: a scientific conception of the world, the feelings of love and veneration, and a wisely ordered activity. This is because it’s connected to the social…show more content…
Can there be individual definite specific statement used to define the word of happiness? Well most people believe that happiness is the thought of having a good life without suffering, having pleasure, prosperity and joy among other such things. Perhaps, it is just a part of it. But people still can be happy even without materials wealth and not all rich people are happy. Therefore, the word of happiness is more than what we think and it is not just a goal. Basically, it is something that is continuous and it’s founded on certain truths that go beyond having pleasure and getting tangible things that we ever wanted. Moreover, even the meanings of happiness also understood in different ways on the stage of age. For instance, children have the different understanding what happiness is. For them happiness comes with the simplest things that can make them feels happy. A new toy, an ice cream or a trip to the amusement park can brings the happiness for them. Children are happy when they have something they are ‘good at’, and when their family and other important people in their lives notice and appreciate them. The children doesn’t have focus goals on things that can make them happy. Differ from adults, for them happiness meanings is more

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