Nettle: Happiness Philosophy 101
Cal State Fullerton
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Happiness Epictetus Buddha life is suffering life is bad Nettle and it must end eternally Chapters 1,3,5 Cognitive dissonance trying to condition yourself to seem happier “Flow” than you are need to appear happy Entering a ﬂow like state will overall boost throughout their lives several case studies happiness levels within you then you can compare the happier ones who absorption in a state end up getting married Different levels of happiness what makes us happy 1. joy/pleasure methods consistency over time self ratings 2. satisfaction correlate with others 3. Eudaemonia study? Emotions created through Evolution cause>correlation>inference>cause Autotelic individual- a self purposed person few material possessions less dependent on “class” more than money associated with external rewards autonomous and opportunity higher education leisure time independent fully emerged in the current of happiness is higher with class life control for- regression equation quantitive anova hold one to two constant as others relativity change endowment Happiness correlated with class rather than self-report income Nettle: unalienable rights being self evident income not wealth? but are they really autonomy and personal control poor but high are we endowed with these rights pc (personal control) B. F. Skinner and behaviorism adaptation- Richard Easterlin Measurable Brickman on lotto wins Pursuit self interview external ﬁrst level is hedonic treadmill feeling joy and pleasure the subjective well low personal control causation of it being Quirks of measuring Happiness accedes at the same rate of the advance endowment effect people refused to give a mug back (Pg. 40) even twice the amount once its yours the value increases exponentially Relativity When males look at a pretty lady the happiness in their relationship drops when males are asked if they're happy by someone attractive they are more likely to respond with a high level of happy no one wants to be with someone sad and sorry Chapter 2 Lake Wobagan effect the majority cant be above average Impression management context in which individual monitor how they look and how they will impress others
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