Thursday April 5, 2018

Happiness at UD Series - Post 2

By Alexandria Erin

As I’ve set out to find out what happiness means on UD’s campus in 2018, I have found that many people have given me the same or similar responses to what happiness is to them and what happiness is to them specifically at UD.

I have begun by asking students, what is your definition of happiness? The most common responses I’ve gotten thus far have been:

Many of these responses have to do with a certain feeling that one gets and that is how happiness is defined by many students.

I then asked the same students, what makes you most happy at UD? The most common responses I’ve gotten thus far from this question have been:

After asking approx. 20-30 female and male students these questions and polling together the most common answers, I began to see that happiness seems to be a feeling. This feeling can come from accomplishments (i.e. good grades), bonding (i.e. being with friends), spirituality (i.e. going to mass), and the physical moment (i.e. being content in the moment and working out).

This then brought me to this idea of, what is the difference between happiness and joy for UD students? And do students understand the difference between happiness and joy?

Stay tuned for the next blog post discovering this idea of happiness v. joy on UD’s campus!

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