Slides showing why we need to listen to Aristotle and achieve true wellbeing by using our core values to live a life “doing what is worth doing”. The slides were shown by Charles Fowler during his talk at the World Values Virtual Café on 15th October 2019.
Wellbeing seems to be on everybody’s agenda these days, but with all the discussion that we see in the media, the role of values in underpinning or undermining our wellbeing is all too often ignored. Why is this?
Research in the field of positive psychology over the past thirty years has highlighted our deep need for values-based meaning and purpose in our lives rather than mere transitory enjoyment – some call this “eudaimonic” wellbeing, from the word used by Aristotle who taught his followers to live a virtuous life doing what is worth doing.
According to this view, sustainable wellbeing derives from aligning our lives with the values that can guide us to and through a meaningful and fulfilling life, rather than a life spent chasing short-lived pleasures.
How is it that as individuals and as a society we fail to grasp this?
See the slide deck by clicking this link Values and Wellbeing Slide Deck for World Values Virtual Cafe 2019.