Which approach leads to a better life? The pursuit of happiness, the elimination of negative problems or the pursuit of goals?

Which approach leads to a better life? The pursuit of happiness, the elimination of negative problems or the pursuit of goals?

Hypothesis: None of the approaches is superior to the other

Method: I test out three approaches to life and view the results. I pursue happiness in the moment, I seek to eliminate problems and pursue present moment goals

What will make me happy in the present moment?
What goal do I want to pursue right now?
What negative problem do I want to eliminate?



Results:

Round 1

Pursue Happiness, results are dissapointed emotional state
Pursue Goal, results are successful
Eliminate problem, results are successful as goal

Round 2

Happiness - 1
Goals - 2
Problem elimination - 0

Round 3

Happiness - 1
Goals - 1
Problem elimination - 1

Round 4

Happiness - 0
Goals - 0
Problem elimination - 0

So far it seems that happiness is good at getting you out of a miserable situation where as goals are good at overcoming momentary unhappiness for greater overall happiness


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