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Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS)
Over two thousand years ago, Aristotle proposed that the ultimate goal of life is happiness because "we choose it for itself and never for any other reason" (Thomson, 1953, p. 73). Today, happiness is still a fundamental concern for people all around the globe. I n an international survey with over 10,000 respondents from 48 nations, Oishi, Diener, & Lucas (2007) found that happiness ranked highest in importance of a group of 1 2 options, including success, intelligence/knowledge, and material wealth.
Baetz, Suzanne Lang, "Re-evaluating Happiness: Why the Quality of Our Lives Depend upon It" (2010). MALS Final Projects, 1995-2019. 81.