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Why finding joy is more easily attainable than the pursuit of happiness.
12 April, 2020
- Joy and happiness are often used synonymously, but designer Ingrid Fetell Lee argues that there is an important distinction between the two: time. Happiness is something that measures how good we feel over time, while joy is about feeling good in the moment.
- Noticing visual and sensorial patterns in the things that brought people joy, Lee was able to identify 10 "aesthetics": abundance, harmony, energy, freedom, play, surprise, transcendence, magic, renewal, and celebration.
- In this video, we learn more about each aesthetic and why focusing on joyful moments is the key to getting the most out of life.
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