Meaning Matters More Than Happiness In Your Life

The pursuit of meaning — not happiness — is what makes life worthwhile. Despite Thomas Jefferson including the phrase in the Declaration of Independence, the “pursuit of happiness” is a shortsighted aim. Putting your own well-being before well-doing pulls you in the wrong direction. People who spend life seeking happiness are unlikely to find it. Much like chasing fame or wealth, seeking happiness alone is misguided and often leads to poor decisions.