Is Meaning Healthier Than Happiness?

We have always pictured being happy to be the greatest achievement, but a new study questions this assumption. Researchers in a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS)  found that bringing meaning into life provided the ultimate satisfaction to people. Making ourselves happy without providing some happiness to others turned out to be more of an indication of selfishness than happiness. They also found that happy people who had  little to no sense of meaning in their lives, were more prone to chronic inflammation, the precurser of major illnesses like heart disease and various cancers. This is simply amazing. Here are some quotes from the study.

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