In philosophy, happiness is translated from the Greek concept of eudaimonia, and refers to the good life, or flourishing, as opposed to an emotion.
In philosophy and (western) religion, happiness may be defined in terms of living a good life, or flourishing, rather than simply as an emotion.
The Relationship Assessment Scale (RAS) is a brief measure of global relationship satisfaction.
In the Nicomachean Ethics, written in 350 BCE, Aristotle stated that happiness (also being well and doing well) is the only thing that humans desire for its own sake, unlike riches, honour, health or friendship.
He observed that men sought riches, or honour, or health not only for their own sake but also in order to be happy.
Research has shown the scale to be correlated with other measures of love, sexual attitudes, self-disclosure, commitment, and investment in a relationship (Hendrick, 1988).
The brevity of the scale increases its utility in clinical settings and for online administration.
From the Bhagavad Gita’s discussions of yoga to Vedic meditation, the history of Hinduism reads in part like a history of mindfulness.
One of the reasons this was initially successful was because middle-class Indians started identifying with Hinduism around the mid 19th century (Hatcher, 2007).Hinduism is widely considered to be the oldest extant religion in the world, but it is hard to define its history.This is because it initially arose as a synthesis of many religious traditions around the historical region that now makes up India.Consequently, researchers wishing to measure happiness have to go straight to the source.Quantifying happiness most commonly relies on self-reporting.These happiness surveys polled people around the globe on -- you guessed it -- how happy and satisfied they are with life.