History of Happiness

The psychological and philosophical pursuit of happiness began in China, India and Greece nearly 2,500 years ago with Confucius, Buddha, Socrates, and Aristotle. We can find remarkable similarities between the insights of these thinkers and the modern “Science of Happiness.” On the following pages we explore the ideas of major thinkers, from East and West, who devoted much of their lives to the pursuit of happiness.

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