e u d a e m o n i a l o g y

eu∙dae∙mo∙ni∙a∙lo∙gy /juː-dɪ-moʊ-niː-'ɒ-lə-dʒiː/ n. : the study of happiness [From Greek eudaimonia + -logy.]
The thought came to me in a dream. What would the night sky look like if the lights of Earth found their way to the stars?

The thought came to me in a dream. What would the night sky look like if the lights of Earth found their way to the stars?

Made this graphic to help explain a text post I’ll be writing up in a bit.

Made this graphic to help explain a text post I’ll be writing up in a bit.

eudaemonialogy

Here’s an interesting thought to entertain. How different would the world be if schools taught classes on happiness?

The way I see it, it’s sort of strange that this isn’t already the case.

How is it that the very foundation of our existence can be so easily pushed aside and neglected in favor of cold, impersonal material like mathematics, language, and history? While those subjects are indeed very significant, they couldn’t possibly hold a candle to the most important subject of all – happiness. Happiness is the reason we strive to survive; it’s the motivation behind literally everything we do.

I guess one could argue that happiness is touched upon within the realms of health and psychology, but I don’t think it’s quite fully there. As the rock upon which all of our houses should be built upon, happiness deserves to be studied on its own, as a science of its own.

So let’s start by giving this new science of ours a name:

Eudaemonialogy. The study of happiness.

Expect more posts about this soon.

Life finds a way.

Life finds a way.