The Greek philosopher Aristotle once declared, “Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.” But the word happiness was a loose translation of his intended meaning.
What he really meant was the Greek word eudaimonia, where eu meant good and daimon meant spirit. Eudaimonia is a term used to describe optimal living, a flourishing life and a life well-lived.
Countries all around the world, from Asia to Scandinavia, have developed their own concepts of happiness and principles of leading a good life. And they share a few things in common: inner peace, personal well-being, and discovering your purpose in life.
Read on to see what some of them are and to see which ones you identify most with.
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