Martin Seligman now thinks that happiness is overrated – quite intriguing especially coming from the author of a book entitled “Authentic Happiness”. He began seeing certain limitations of the concept like why do billionaires continue to seek more money and enrich themselves even though there was nothing they wanted to do with it?
Accomplishment seems to be “human desiderata” – something wanted or needed. The feeling of accomplishment contributes to what the agent Greeks called “Eudaimonia” – which roughly translates to “well-being” or “flourishing.”
“Well-being is a combination of feeling good as well as actually having meaning, good relationships, and accomplishments,” Dr. Seligman writes in his new book “Flourish.”