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Happiness vs Meaning: Do We Have To Choose?

Everyone wants to lead a happy and meaningful life, but are the two related? Bluntly put, could seeking happiness compromise meaningfulness, or vice versa? We’ll examine what connections (if any) exist between happiness, meaning, and leading a life that matters.

Mark Hébert is currently the chair of the Philosophy Department at Austin College, where he has taught for 26 years. From 2002 to 2007, he directed Austin College’s Lily Endowment project entitled “A Life that Matters: The Theological Exploration of Vocation,” and currently directs Austin College’s freshman seminar (C/I) program. He sings a mean tenor, has spent too much of the summer rebuilding a 1982 John Deere lawn tractor, and has three children and a spouse that are far too good for him.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx






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