2) The search for happiness in life
3) The effect of the search for happiness on the quality of human life
4) The search for happiness, seen as a life goal to many, negatively impacts the well-being of society.
5) Eliminating the difficulty of searching for happiness in life would considerably increase the overall well-being of society.
6) Eliminating the single-minded search for happiness in life would increase the overall well-being of society by shifting the focus to identifying the fulfilling purpose of life.
That is clearly a counterintuitive topic, ZZBird, and I’ll be happy to help you research it if you need help because it will take discipline to keep your research objective. There will be plenty of writers willing to offer opinions on this notion, but clinical studies or anything quantitative might be hard to find.
One more thing, your premise includes some hidden premises to notice. You might mean:
—”Would increase the well-being people who shift their focus to identifying the fulfilling purpose of life.”
But you go another step to the claim that individuals changing their focus would improve society at large.
You also make the hidden claim that happiness cannot be a fulfilling purpose in life.
Feedback is a conversation, ZZB. Please continue this chat here where we can track it AND revise your Hypothesis by editing this post if you want me to see your progress.
Whether you revise or not, I expect you to respond to demonstrate that you respect the process. Otherwise, I won’t be as likely to help in the future. Thanks!
Thank you for the feedback! This will help me when revising my hypothesis.