In an effort to better define and measure true, authentic happiness, we can look at three “kinds of happiness” studied by positive psychology experts. These “paths” really are ways of walking in the world, of living intentionally and minding the practices that support the sense of joy that we experience.
Happiness is a practice that requires our loving devotion. If you want to know how to be happy, you must know patience and persistence. You must understand how to enjoy the journey without getting lost in the glamour of the end result.
The question we should be asking is one which Aristotle posed 2,500 years ago: “What is the good life?” Positive psychology would suggest that the answer is tied up in the identification and the use of your signature strengths.