Skip to content

Authentic Happiness

Such people ask, “How can I be happy?”  This is the wrong question, because without the distinction between pleasure and gratification it leads all too easily to a total reliance on shortcuts, to a life of snatching up as many easy pleasures as possible…When an entire lifetime is taken up in the pursuit of the positive emotions, however, authenticity and meaning are nowhere to be found.  The right question is the one Aristotle posed two thousand five hundred years ago:  “What is the good life?”

—Martin Seligman, Authentic Happiness

December 22, 2019
Rev. Steve Van Kuiken

Sermon text: Authentic Happiness

Audio:

Text and audio versions may vary slightly

No comments yet

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: