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The Meaningful Self

  • Michelle Shir-Wise
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Part of the Leisure Studies in a Global Era book series (LSGE)

Abstract

This chapter addresses the question of meaningfulness. It explores arenas of happiness indicated by participants when asked about satisfaction, conceptions of the ideal self and questions about happiness. The chapter distinguishes between pleasure and happiness, the second found to be linked to values and meaning. Family and giving to others, as well as an appreciation of the simple things in life, are presented as sources of happiness and central to a meaningful self.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michelle Shir-Wise
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  1. 1.Independent ResearcherRamat GanIsrael

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