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There’s More to Life than Being Happy

Emily Esfahani Smith – There’s more to Life than Being Happy


In Summary, of what the brilliant Emily Esfahani Smith, the author of The Power of Meaning:-

(1) There is more to life than just pursuing happiness. Because the pursuit for happiness more likely towards depression however seeking meaning is more fulfilling.

(2) There are four pillars of a MEANINGFUL LIFE:-

  1. Belonging: Being in relationship for you are valued for what you really are ! True belonging springs from love.
  2. Purpose: What you give? The purpose and joy in life is in giving rather than receiving.
  3. Transcendence:Transcendent states are those rare moments when you’re lifted above the hustle and bustle of daily life, your sense of self fades away, and you feel connected to a higher reality. 
  4. Storytelling:- a story which you tell yourself which shape you. Therefore, create a story worth telling a thousand years. Why? Let’s we leave a legacy worth singing songs about.



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