How to lead a good life

Everyone wants to be happy, right? According to this philosophy professor who teaches a class on Happiness, it’s quite simple:

“The answer is that we should strive to lead a rooted, or worthwhile life.” (The emphasis is mine.)

Read more here: “What the Aztecs can teach us about happiness and the good life” (from Aeon)

And you can listen, too, by clicking on this in the page:

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To sum up, they believed in four steps or levels to find harmony in body, mind, community and nature:

  1. Build character — or “ground yourself” —  by taking care of your body.
  2. Repair your psyche: find a balance between “heart”/desire and “face”/judgment.
  3. Find your role in your community: what can you offer society?
  4. Call it spirituality or whatever, but learn to find wonder in nature.
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