You have asked yourself if you are truly happy. To answer this question, we deduced that there are two paths to achieve happiness: to achieve what is needed or to stop requiring what you do not have.
We could say roughly that the first method would be the hedonistic way and the second, the Stoic channel. Which of the two is superior?
Epicurus was happy in his pleasure, Diogenes lived happily using only a bowl and when he discovered a dog drinking water in a puddle, he decided he did not need it.
It is difficult to know which of the two was happiest, but even if one of them was. Is it important? If the only goal of man is to achieve happiness, does it matter what methodology is used?
Let us take as an example a situation that we have probably suffered in everyday life. A person falls in love with another that does not belong to him. The first demand the company of the other individual and as it does not have it is unhappy: the first is to fall in love with the beloved person, the second is to forget.
Happiness is an emotional or affective state characterized by feelings of satisfaction and well-being. It is a subjective moment that, however, can be objectified for its analysis.
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