What is true joy?

20.10.2011                      22.Tischrei. 5772                       Schmini Azaret

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What is true joy?

In this season of celebrations lie the basics of how to live a fulfilled life.

Anger, depression, sadness – fascinating topics for a novel! But what about calm, happiness and fulfillment? Not much of a pageturner there. To some these would seem rather boring but, in the last few years, an entire new area of study, positive psychology, has developed that finds the latter intriguing. Rather than pathologizing and looking at what is wrong with people, it looks at what works and builds on that. Positive psychologists go out into the community and find contented people; they work out what makes them cheerful in order to then spread this to others….