It is possible to live a life that does not have to be happy or meaningful, what is the key 'psychological affluence'?



The question 'what is a good life' is always debated, but in recent years 'happiness' and 'finding the meaning of life, meaning' tend to be considered as important indicators of 'good life'. It is in. However, new research points out the importance of 'psychological affluence,' which has a different definition.

A psychologically rich life: Beyond happiness and meaning. --PsycNET

A'Good' Life Doesn't Necessarily Have to Be Happy, New Psychology Research Shows

Shigehiro Oishi of the University of Virginia and Erin Westgate of the University of Florida say that 'psychological affluence' is most related to 'various interests' and 'experiences with changing perspectives', unlike happiness and significance. It is said that it is doing. According to the two, 'psychological affluence' is different from 'happiness' and tolerates dislike and discomfort.

The two have previously published research results showing that 'psychological affluence' is important as an indicator of 'good life', especially in Germany, India, South Korea and Japan. I have shown that there is a tendency for 'sa' to be emphasized. In a new study, three questionnaire surveys were conducted on 1336 university students, and respondents described 'psychological affluence' as 'happiness' and 'meaningfulness' when assessing life and well-being. It was shown that it could be separated.

Many people around the world have been shown to choose 'psychological affluence' at the expense of happiness and significance, and one-third of these people have 'the greatest regrets of life.' 'Cancellation created the richness of my life,' the researchers report. 'Travel abroad,' 'changing career,' 'immersing yourself in rewarding art,' etc. are examples of 'psychological affluence' that people seek, and 'psychological affluence.' It can be said that a 'good life' based on it values 'exploring a different perspective' rather than always having fun.

On the other hand, researchers have found that in addition to 'happiness,' 'meaningfulness,' and 'psychological affluence,' various factors such as learning, creativity, and caring for others are related to the evaluation of 'good life.' indicate. 'Psychological affluence, happiness, and significance' are related, but they are different aspects of a 'good life' that correlate with their own causes. '' This study is happiness or well-being. Beyond the dichotomy, it is the basis for studying'psychological well-being'as another dimension in assessing good life, 'said the researcher.

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