An Engaging Article by Dr. Jeffrey Rubin That Is Certain to Evoke Discussion

The Art Of Flourishing

http://truth-out.org/news/item/10382-the-unhappy-truth-about-positive-psychology

The quest to live a good life has a venerable history. It’s the central concern of Aristotle, Buddha, Jesus, Mohammed, the prophets, Montaigne, Maslow and now positive psychologists. Such a focus on humans at their best is a useful corrective to Western psychology’s imbalanced emphasis on pathology and illness in its first hundred years. But the conception of flourishing we need in the twentieth-first century must embrace, not ignore, the full spectrum of human experience, from how we live to what we feel, to loving deeply and living ethically.

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