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:
To sum up, they believed in four steps or levels to find harmony in body, mind, community and nature:
- Build character — or “ground yourself” — by taking care of your body.
- Repair your psyche: find a balance between “heart”/desire and “face”/judgment.
- Find your role in your community: what can you offer society?
- Call it spirituality or whatever, but learn to find wonder in nature.