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Mar
9
comment What is the influence of “effort put into pursuing wealth” on happiness?
Ah, in that case i know where to find them later if i want to have a look :) But then they don't really have to be listed here indeed.
Mar
9
comment What is the influence of “effort put into pursuing wealth” on happiness?
You have put remarkable effort into highlighting the vagueness of my question. Given the conflicting references you provided on even some of the base assumptions the question is built on, i think this serves as a proper answer, in the sense that it shows the current knowledge is not even ready yet to tackle some more fundamental questions. I would suggest leaving the references, a lot of them look very relevant and useful for anyone willing to dig deeper. thx!
Mar
6
comment What is the influence of “effort put into pursuing wealth” on happiness?
I don't see why the question should be limited to one specific "type" of happiness. It would already be a nice and useful answer if there was -any- clue on -any- type of happiness. But for clarity, i've added some references to ways of measuring how happiness is (most) commonly interpreted: a general sense of well-being and satisfaction, now, and over a more extended period of time.
Oct
11
comment What is the influence of “effort put into pursuing wealth” on happiness?
Apparently there's research out there showing that -having- goals is essential to happiness, but achieving them is not necessarily so. That goals function as a tool to provide happiness in the present. I'll get back if i find some references.
Jul
21
comment Can the Philosophy thought game “The experience machine” be answered by Positive Psychology?
Thank you for putting your time into this well put answer. You also make a very good point in your 'random speculation' section that I didn't even consider yet. Thanks!
Jul
17
comment Can the Philosophy thought game “The experience machine” be answered by Positive Psychology?
Thanks, i also think looking at neurosience, and the way the pleasure-seeking-part of the brain reacts and changes to different experiences, will help to answer this question.
Feb
12
comment If we concentrate on our disappointment do we really get more disappointment?
Also, studying is a big word. I've downloaded the lectures and the literature list of Tal Ben Shahar's Harvard course and am working my way through it on my own pace. It's a hobby project :) I might add in some more references as i go along, but these are the ones i could easily find...
Feb
12
comment If we concentrate on our disappointment do we really get more disappointment?
Don't worry, i was just being lazy about it and throwing in some bones so anyone interested could google and dig up the details. I've only read a couple of the papers so far, and most of the material here comes from class-notes that might grossly simplify the actual findings.
Feb
22
comment What is the influence of “effort put into pursuing wealth” on happiness?
Thanks, googling on "voluntary poverty" gave me this article. Quite interesting, since it mentions a lot of findings that seem to contradict the data of Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, and it makes some points in the direction of what i'm looking for: bridgesandtangents.wordpress.com/tag/voluntary-poverty
Feb
12
comment Can the Philosophy thought game “The experience machine” be answered by Positive Psychology?
The research i know of does not discuss the effect of removing negative experiences to increase the baseline. It focuses on other factors, like intrinsic motivation, self-esteem, and so on. Updated in the post.