Meaning / Happiness

those who found meaning even in the most horrendous circumstances were far more resilient to suffering than those who did not. “Everything can be taken from a man but one thing,” Frankl wrote in Man’s Search for Meaning, “the last of the human freedoms — to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.”
Having negative events happen to you, the study found, decreases your happiness but increases the amount of meaning you have in life. 
http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2013/01/theres-more-to-life-than-being-happy/266805/

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