How Do You Manage and Reveal Meaning and Happiness In Your Everyday Life?

Author: Roy. F. Baumeister

Researchers have continued to explore the important ways that happiness and meaning overlap, but diverge in interesting ways. Baumeister and colleagues discovered in their recent study that “…happiness was linked to being a taker rather than a giver, whereas meaningfulness went with being a giver rather than a taker.” They also noted that being grounded in the past, present, and future provide meaning; whereas attention to only the present predicted happiness.