Happiness And Happiness In Karen Armstrong's Homo Religiosus And Barbara Fredrickson

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Although it is sometimes perceived to be an act of illusion, happiness is a feeling of compassion and joy that can still be found in the lives of many people. We live in a world full of pain, ignorance, hate, despair, sickness, and death. To find even a ray of hope and happiness in our inconsistent lives, can be a difficult task of its own. While it may seem that one day is very focused and productive, compared to another when it may seem to be lazy and stressful. Although, our high days and low days are out of our control, we can do certain things to maximize the amount of positivity we allow in our lives. Karen Armstrong, in her “Homo Religiosus” and Barbara Fredrickson, in her “Love 2.0” offer similar ideas but different methods to achieve the satisfaction and happiness that we desire. As Armstrong develops the idea of putting compassion for others before one’s self desires and Fredrickson introduces the idea of looking at love from your body’s perspective by sharing positive emotions to create “positivity resonance”, both Armstrong and Fredrickson work towards serving a mutual goal of happiness and contentment in people’s lives. Only a few percentage of people in our lives achieve success. Most of the people believe that success implies wealth and wealth implies success. In reality, neither of those things are true. Although money directly correlates with financial success, achieving true success in life and becoming rich are two different things. A man can be poor and

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