psychology

What are the Requirements for Happiness, and are We Meeting Them?

What are the Requirements for Happiness, and are We Meeting Them?

What are the Requirements for Happiness, and are We Meeting Them?

As a global society there is surely no better cause than seeking sustained happiness for as many of the world’s people as possible. To help with this cause this work aims to outline the things we need in order to be happy, and explains how, for many of us, these needs are not being fully met. It appears human beings (homo sapiens) have at least three requirements for a generally happy existence: basic health, positive social relationships and a meaningful purpose. Without all three of these needs met it is unlikely, perhaps even impossible, for someone to be able to live happily throughout their life.

Theories Surrounding Child and Adolescent Development

Theories Surrounding Child and Adolescent Development

Three Developmental Theories

The 'Free Will' Concept Deconstructed

The 'Free Will' Concept Deconstructed

In this blog post I’ll be analyzing the concept of ‘free will’.
First of all, I want to demonstrate the meaning of this term and why free will is questionable in the first place. If we look at the dictionary definition of free will, it means:

‘The apparent human ability to make choices that are not externally determined.’

The Greatest Addiction Of All

The Greatest Addiction Of All

Many people believe that capitalism is the way to go. It is the end-all of economic systems. It is ideally designed to give everyone a chance to live happily and successfully… the sky’s the limit!

Our forefathers outlined our “inalienable rights” to “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” in the Declaration of Independence, and had our rights and freedoms laid-out as best they could in our Constitution, including the Bill of Rights. The Declaration of Independence also states that “All men are created equal.”

Observations On The Concept Of Ownership

Let’s face it. It feels good to “own” things. From pretty pieces of jewelry, to land, and unfortunately for some people, even other people. It makes us feel important, well off, even powerful. The concepts of entitlement and ownership are learned at a very young age, say about 2 or 3. The idea of ownership is a very powerful one. Even in small children. Let’s explore why…

Economic Depression

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A Clash of Ideas

In Psychology there is a concept referred to as cognitive dissonance which alludes to the «tension or internal discord of the belief system that someone perceives while holding two conflicting ideas all at once.» That is, holding two antithetical ideas simultaneously.

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