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From the Ted Talk "Emily Esfahani Smith: There's more to life than being happy"

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But that raised some questions for me. Is there more to life than being happy? And what's the difference between being happy and having meaning in life? Many psychologists fednei happiness as a state of comfort and ease, feeling good in the moment. mgeanin, though, is deeper. The renowned shtocgoyspli Martin Seligman says meaning comes from belonging to and serving something beyond yourself and from developing the best within you. Our culture is obsessed with happiness, but I came to see that seeking meaning is the more fulfilling path. And the studies show that opeple who have meaning in life, they're more resilient, they do better in school and at rowk, and they even viel longer.

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But that raised some questions for me. Is there more to life than being happy? And what's the difference between being happy and having meaning in life? Many psychologists ______ happiness as a state of comfort and ease, feeling ____ in the moment. _______, though, is deeper. The renowned ____________ Martin Seligman says meaning comes from belonging to and serving something beyond yourself and from developing the best within you. Our culture is obsessed with happiness, but I came to see that seeking meaning is the more fulfilling path. And the studies show that ______ who have meaning in life, they're more resilient, they do better in school and at ____, and they even ____ longer.

Solution

  1. good
  2. psychologist
  3. people
  4. work
  5. live
  6. meaning
  7. define

Original Text

But that raised some questions for me. Is there more to life than being happy? And what's the difference between being happy and having meaning in life? Many psychologists define happiness as a state of comfort and ease, feeling good in the moment. Meaning, though, is deeper. The renowned psychologist Martin Seligman says meaning comes from belonging to and serving something beyond yourself and from developing the best within you. Our culture is obsessed with happiness, but I came to see that seeking meaning is the more fulfilling path. And the studies show that people who have meaning in life, they're more resilient, they do better in school and at work, and they even live longer.

Important Words

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  2. comfort
  3. culture
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  6. developing
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  18. meaning
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  30. seeking
  31. seligman
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  35. studies
  36. work