Eastern Vs Western Ideas of Happiness

Eastern Vs Western Ideas of Happiness

The answer to what humans need to find happiness is entirely different in the East than the West. Westerners would do well to understand the Eastern point of view.
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“The Western intellectual tradition suggests that in order to be happy, what we need to do most of all is to go out and subdue the world; secure resources, found businesses, run governments, gain fame and conquer nations.By contrast, the Eastern tradition has for a long while told us something very different. In both its Buddhist and Hindu strands, it has insisted that contentment requires us to learn to conquer not the world but the instrument through which we view this world, namely our minds…”


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