Saturday, January 10, 2009

What is the Good Life?

What is the Good Life? What ought a rational being to consider the most desirable state of being? Through what lens does rationality advise that we interpret the world and our experiences in and around it?

These and similar questions have been a concern of not only the western, rationalist tradition, but also woven deeply through the philosophy and spiritual endeavour through place and time. Is the nature of the Good Life a concern to you or your path? Is the concept even meaningful within your world view? Does it matter?

As a Stoic, it is of great concern to me. I seek a state loosely translated as happiness, but not directly associated with immediate plesure or pain. I'm very interested to broaden my perspective on this key point of my philosophy by hearing the experience of contemporary spiritual thinkers. All answers greatly appreciated.

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