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"Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one's [[value|values]]." [Galt's speech in Atlas Shrugged]
 
"Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one's [[value|values]]." [Galt's speech in Atlas Shrugged]
  
 
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Objectivism should not be confused with hedonism. It does '''not''' say: "do whatever feels good". Even saying "do whatever makes you happy" can be misleading. Rather: discover what your true values are across the long-range span of your life, and strive to achieve them. In doing so, you will be happy.
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
 
* [[Self Esteem]]
 
* [[Self Esteem]]

Revision as of 10:58, 1 August 2007

"Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one's values." [Galt's speech in Atlas Shrugged]

Objectivism should not be confused with hedonism. It does not say: "do whatever feels good". Even saying "do whatever makes you happy" can be misleading. Rather: discover what your true values are across the long-range span of your life, and strive to achieve them. In doing so, you will be happy.

See also