Finding Meaning?

Some studies have suggested that there are “healthy” and “unhealthy” kinds of happiness, meaning that there are biological, and not only psychological, benefits from different kinds of happiness. A pleasure-seeking, fun-filled life can be enjoyable, but is it the best kind of life?  Many people would say that what’s important to living well is having a sense of purpose and other sources of meaning in life, such as, important and fulfilling relationships, participating constructively in one’s community, feeling respected, and so on.  If that’s right, then finding meaning would be essential to living a good life.