Happiness Essay Topics

Positive Psychology Paper

Positive Psychology             Positive psychology is a new branch of psychology founded by Dr Martin Seligman, who is the Director of the University of Pennsylvania Positive Psychology Center.  This branch is defined as “the scientific study of the strengths and virtues that enable individuals and communities to thrive” (Seligman, 2007).  In addition, positive psychology is… View Article


Can I ask you one question? When was the last time you feel you are happy? When was the last time you feel sad? As you answer my question, is it the happiest moment of your life? Do you experience something different? I am Brian, a (2007) student taking up speech communication course. I do… View Article

Happiness Emotion

Happiness is an emotion and feeling of contentment, gladness and pleasure. In some instances it may be in our power or in some other cases it may not be. Feeling of happiness is a transitory stage; however, it can turn into a long-term state when we and our surroundings constantly adopt those practices that cause… View Article

Pursuing Happiness

Introduction Happiness is defined as a state of being wherein one is satisfied with his/her surroundings or when a person feels good. It is a feeling that is recognized by our mind and it originates from us[1]. Body How can every individual acquire happiness? Here are some guides to live by: 1.) Practice Honesty People… View Article

My Happy Place

There’s always a time in everyone’s life where things don’t seem to happen like they want them to, or you’re just not having a good day. Everyone has a place they retreat to for comfort and happiness. It could be somewhere far or in own backyard. No matter where it is, it’s someplace that you… View Article

What Makes Me Happy

Happiness, for me – is when my heart feels warmness. Time goes by, I grow fast, changes come; therefore I might have different feelings that make me happy. Sometimes it is hard to see yourself from aside, but at the same time knows you better than yourself? I would like to talk about my family,… View Article

First Quarter Book Analysis on Great Expectations

In Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations, Pip, the main protagonist in the story, is very idealistic and yearns to become a gentleman. He wants to better himself and rise above his humble origins in hopes of winning over his love Estella. Pip is also a very kind man and cares about the ones who are close… View Article

Pursuit of Happiness

People are given the right to pursue happiness but not the right to happiness. That being said, folks in our society need to follow what pleases them. People in different areas of the world have various ideas of what makes them happy. It is true that money does not buy happiness. Normally humans are happy… View Article

Students Are Unhappy

Who think that being a student is happy nowadays? A recent survey showed that Hong Kong students are not happy with their lives. Some even have a very negative attitude towards life. The primary cause of their unhappiness is their failure to get good results, to achieve their ambitions and maintain the good relationship with… View Article


Most humans, I hope, strive and yearn for happiness in whatever they do. It’s almost as if it’s a basic human need. They want to “feel good,” content, and satisfied with whatever they do or have. In the Jewish Text “Ethics of Our Fathers” it is written, “Who is Rich? One who is happy with… View Article

We Can Never Can Tell

It’s funny how things always turn out different than how we expect or want them to. It becomes funny eventually but for the most part, it’s hard. In some cases, painful at first. I am always caught saying “we can never can tell”. Sometimes, it’s just my excuse and sometimes, I just like saying it… View Article

A Synopsis of Christopher Taggi’s Movie 95

Renowned American film producer Cecil B. DeMille once said, “What I have crossed out I didn’t like. What I haven’t crossed out I’m dissatisfied with.” (“Cecil B. DeMille Quotes.” brainyquote.com. Brainy Quote, n.d. Web. 05 Oct.2012.) This persistent feeling of dissatisfaction is suggested in Christopher Taggi’s “95,” in which the protagonist is discontent with his… View Article

A Review of Saint Augustine’s Virtue and the Human Soul

In Augustine’s article “Virtue and the Human Soul,” happiness is discussed in great detail. What makes a man happy? How do we obtain this happiness and where does happiness reside? Can this happiness be lost? Augustine answers these questions by the notion of one’s “chief good.” He explains that a man’s chief good is the… View Article

Cause of Happiness

Happiness is one of the most common feelings of human being. A wise man once said: “Life is an adventure of finding happiness”. The causes of it are varied, but in most cases can be clarified into three reasons. First, it appears that being able to do things as pleased is a major source of… View Article

Mary Oliver’s poem “Singapore”

While analyzing Mary Oliver’s poem “Singapore” I established her assembling a relationship between nature and a life- learned lesson. The poem is about a woman doing menial, everyday tasks as a cleaning lady at the Singapore airport, but Oliver chooses to idealize her toils and make them seem more beautiful than in, Oliver uses imagery… View Article

Chris Gardner

1. Make a summary or give the gist of the story Chris Gardner is a bright and talented but marginally employed salesman. Struggling to make ends meet, Gardner finds himself and his five-year-old son evicted from their San Francisco apartment with nowhere to go. When Gardner lands an internship at a prestigious stock brokerage firm,… View Article

Things That Make Me Happy

What kinds of things make me happy? I could probably write a book about this topic once I sit down and begin thinking about it. Happiness means something different to each individual. On Saturday morning, I love waking up and knowing that I don’t have to be at any particular place for any particular reason…. View Article

What Happiness Means to Others

First person I interviewed on the concept of happiness is my friend, Ronnie Topete. He’s a great guy that I’ve met recently. He’s Native American and Latin by heritage and a very interesting individual to have discussions with. The last interview was Lori Michelle Thebarge, my 3rd oldest sister. She’s been one of my best… View Article

Happiness Interviews and Happiness Analyzed

The first person I interviewed was my mom, Shirley. The reason I chose her is because she is 83 years old and raised seven kids during the early part of the Cold War. She has been married twice, she been broke then been comfortable but not wealthy, and she has seen her share of health… View Article

Money Is It the Source of Happiness

The thought of money being the source of happiness is quite interesting. It is a fact that we need money to survive in this expensive economy, and without it we might tend to struggle. Money gives us the opportunity to buy clothes, food, shelter, and many other necessities of life. But does money truly bring… View Article

Evaluation of Authentic Happiness

Authentic Happiness is a website that is sponsored by The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania. It is found in the online directory of the University of Pennsylvania web portal, and managed by Dr. Martin Seligman who is the Director of the Positive Psychology Center in the University of Pennsylvania. Authentic Happiness was a product… View Article

The Importance of Happiness

On January 15th, I took part in the January Annual Theme Event. The theme of this event was happiness. Juan Felipe Herrera, a poet and a creative writing professor, showed us the five levels of happiness in this event. At the first of the event, Herrera provided a question which was “What can be happiness?”… View Article

The Pursuit of Happiness

The pursuit of happiness is described in the Declaration of Independence as an inalienable right. People are encouraged to make life choices based on what makes them happy and satisfied. Aristotle described happiness as the meaning and purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence. American Culture and Happiness The American pursuit… View Article

The Three Dimension of Happiness According to Seligman

Positive Psychology takes you through the countryside of pleasure and gratification, up into the high country of strength and virtue, and finally to the peaks of lasting fulfillment: meaning and purpose (Seligman 2002, p. 61). According to Seligman, we can experience three kinds of happiness: 1) pleasure and gratification, 2) embodiment of strengths and virtues… View Article

Happy Feelings

Happiness is something that does normally come to everyone in one way shape or form. Happiness is not something that just comes, it’s something that you create. In a person’s life if you are waiting on something to change in order to be happy, then you’re not living life. When you adopt a positive attitude,… View Article

Liberty Paper Draft

In Julia Alvarez’s story, she used a certain theme to talk about her past life. In this case the main theme was Liberty. Discussing about liberty is severely difficult because of the way each person interprets it. Is each person determined to obtain it? Liberty brings up many questions. But Alvarez’s story had one message… View Article

We All Want a Happy Life

We all want a happy life, and we all know that having a positive attitude feels better than a negative one. But for some reason, we are all attracted to and can be easily drawn to the negative side. How do we go about to establish a more positive attitude as a daily habit? 5… View Article

Education and Happiness

Mosley refers to the status quo in a negative way and I do agree with his points of view. Americans just don’t seem to have some happiness in their lives anymore, and we should wonder why that is the case. The educational system doesn’t seem to be any better when it comes to helping us… View Article

Happiness and Liberal Model

JD suggests that we might consider the liberal model of work as a middle ground between the hedonistic interpretation of the convention model and human fulfillment model. Hedonistic interpretation focuses on the happiness and aims at getting whatever one wants. And it claims that individuals are free to choose their own preferences and the goal… View Article

Jon Gertner’s The Futile Pursuit of Happiness

Happines is fickle. It exists in no certain or absolute terms and translates differently from one individual to the next. It courses its way through acts of kindness, of acknowledgement and quiet recognition, of a kiss, an embrace or the comfort of a familiar hand above one’s shoulder. Happiness can take its form in the… View Article