Figuring Out ‘The Good Life’

The idea of the “good life” is a core idea of philosophy, often described with a single Greek word, eudaimonia (there’s your new word for the day, most likely). It simply means aiming for the highest human good – the good life, in other words.

Those pictures, and the others that were shared, all point to rather different day to day lives, even though they all have a few things in common. Rather than rattle on a lot about what elements would make up my idea of the good life, I was actually more interested in what elements are commonly found in the ideas of the good life that lots of people shared with me, so I thought about those stories and asked a few others what they thought the “good life” was.

(Via The Simple Dollar)

The article touches on many concepts that, unsurprisingly, ancient philosophers also documented. What I appreciate is Trent’s typically through tie back to the site’s themes about personal finance.

I’m bookmarking, PDFing to my Kindle, and then taking some time to really dig into this and what it can mean for me.

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