American Business and Technology University Happiness in America Discussion
I’m stuck on a Social Science question and need an explanation.
Both Frankl (2006) and Covey (2004) assert that happiness can only occur as a side-effect. Frankl tells us, “happiness cannot be pursued; it must ensue” (p. 138). First, please identify something within your Circle of Influence that, if worked on, could allow happiness to ensue in your life. Then, provide an example of how American culture commands us to be happy, or how it colors suffering/unhappiness as shameful states. How does your education enable you to see through a social construct like this and begin to spread a new message about happiness to your family, coworkers, subordinates, etc.? What will this message be?