I stumbled upon this quote by Anaïs Nin today and instantly experienced at feeling of being strangely “at home”.
If what Proust says is true, that happiness is the absence of fever, then I will never know happiness. For I am possessed by a fever for knowledge, experience, and creation.
On second thought, I remembered what my signature strengths are according to the Peterson/Seligman typology:
- Love of Learning
I guess this is one of the reasons why we all react differently to the varying definitions of happiness: Some are congruent with our innate strengths, others not so much.
If you´d like to find out what your top strengths are, I encourage you to visit the homepage of the VIA Institute on Character. There, you can take a test and get your results for free.