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A life worth living

By John Lofy
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As part of LSA’s fall 2010 theme semester, What Makes Life Worth Living, we asked professor Christopher Peterson, one of the nation’s top experts in “positive psychology,” to describe some of what his research has taught us about a life well lived.

Part one: What makes life worth living?

Part Two: Happiness, creativity and resilience

What about you? What do you think are the elements of a life well lived? What brings lasting happiness? Share your ideas in the comments section below.

PLUS: “WMLWL” Theme Semester home page

John Lofy

John Lofy

JOHN LOFY is the former editor of Michigan Today. He is now assistant campaign director in the U-M Office of Development. Follow him on Twitter: @jlofy.

COMMENTS

  • Susan Ryszawa

    I believe one of the key elements to a well lived life is taking risks. If one does not take chances or act on opportunities then they may have regrets later in life. When people have regrets they usually have not lived life to the fullest and may be somewhat unhappy.

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  • James Beebe - 1963

    We are here because of Jesus Christ. We live for Him,and through Him. When we do this, our lives become the most fulfilled and happy. It is doubtful that you post this, but you will be blessed if you do.

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