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Purpose: Compare and contrast students’ and positive psychology’s ideas about the meaning of a good life.
The meaning of a good life is ultimately a personal matter, dependent on our talents, personalities, opportunities, and life choices. Assume that your basic needs are met and that you have some reasonable amount of freedom and resources to make choices about how to live. Consider the following questions:
1.What defines a good life or a life worth living for you? Describe at least three major ingredients.
2.Why are these ingredients important to a good life? Explain.
3.How will you know if you are leading a good life as you define it? How should a good life be measured or assessed? Describe at least three evaluative criteria.