by Shannon Lynne Sullivan, GCFP Happiness and Well-Being are practically synonymous in my culture of middle-class Americana. In fact, the definition of well-being according to Merriam-Webster is "the state of being happy, healthy, or prosperous.” Thus, by definition, happiness is a subset of well-being—one of three potential avenues. (Interestingly, the Oxford English Dictionary has a slightly, yet profoundly, different definition: "The state of being comfortable, healthy, or happy.” ) I believe it can be useful, functional, and freeing to challenge this definition.
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