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What is happiness? (Part 2)

“How would you define happiness?” I asked friends and family in an e-mail… The first reply was from my mom, “Happiness is seeing my grandson, and him saying ‘Grandma,” she wrote. So, Mom’s definition is on par with Webster’s. My … Continue reading

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What is happiness?

In 1825, when Noah Webster assembled his first dictionary, he defined happiness as “the agreeable sensations which spring from the enjoyment of good.” Today, Princeton’s Wordnet Web site defines happiness as a “state of well-being characterized by emotions ranging from … Continue reading

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