Happiness and wellbeing

April 27, 2018

I was speaking to a client yesterday, and we discussed the concept of 'wellbeing'.  And I remembered reading - well over 15 years ago - a definition of exactly that, attributed to Albert Camus (who died in 1960), which I have never forgotten... he suggested an individual needs just four things to 'be well', and lead a happy, fulfilling and satisfying life.  These four conditions are:

- Life in the open air
- Love for another being
- Freedom from ambition
- Creation

This contrasts neatly with another four traits identified, in a much more recent study, as defining the happiness and wellbeing of an individual.  They are:

- Generosity
- Resilience
- Attention
- Goodness


Contrast they may well do but, in my humble opinion, they sufficiently resonate with each other to suggest that the anti-nihilist Camus was onto something, despite his lack of empirical evidence...

For the more evidence-based stuff, see here: https://www.psychalive.org/the-secret-to-happiness-and-well-being/

Be well!


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