Is it possible to define Eudaimonia independently from positive affect?

Respond to the classmates posts in about 100-150 words:1) expanding context from the text;2) adding illumination from relevant personal experience that is connected to the course text or literature; and/or3) asking thoughtful probing questions.
Post 1:1. Which one of the theories covered in this module make the most intuitive sense to you? Why?Positive psychology connects happiness with subjective wellbeing and is argued by some as being one of the main pieces of SWB (Ackerman, 2020). People can often confuse pleasure and happiness and, while related, pleasure is more of a fleeting feeling that a long-term state. In a study conducted in the late-90’s, Professor Diener’s surveyed nearly 1,000 individuals on the topic of happiness utilizing a scale of 0-10 with 10 being extremely happy. He found that the average rating was 6.75. Particularly interesting was the cross-section of individuals he surveyed were from varying walks of life including inmates, addicts, and people in oppressive states (Carr, 2013, pg. 6). Since happiness is more of a long-term permanent state (Ackerman, 2020), I think 6.75 is quite positive.2. Is it possible to define Eudaimonia independently from positive affect? What if one derives joy from religious engagement? What if one is filled with sadness and despair while contributing to their community (e.g., we often need to observe loss and heartbreak in order to help the most vulnerable)?I believe to have happiness, an individual needs to have both Eudaimonia and Hedonistic pursuits. While the pursuit of pleasure can bring us joy (hedonistic pursuits), some of the best lingering feelings we experience and remember are when we have served others (eudaimonia pursuits). Religion is often a community experience and would be more of a eudaimonia pursuit that could glean long-lasting positivity or positive affectivity (Carr, 2013). With this community experience often comes insight into other’s needs some of which can be heartbreaking whether it be lack of housing, food, or loving home environment. While experiences like this may not directly relate to positive affectivity because of the immediate feelings, the more lasting benefits are eudaimonic in nature as you have an opportunity to reflect and add to a deeper meaning in life.References:Ackerman, C. (2020, October 31). What is happiness and why is it important?Retrieved from https://positivepsychology.com/what-is-happiness/.Carr, A. (2013). Positive Psychology, Second Edition The science of happiness and human strengths (2nd ed.). Hoboken: Taylor and Francis. Retrieved from: https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/empire-ebooks/reader.action?docID=1144622Post 2:Which one of the theories covered in this module make the most intuitive sense to you? Why?Some individuals feel happiness comes from someone making them happy such as a spouse, significant other, and partner.Their happiness was about someone being in their lives daily and keeping a smile on their faces and heart. They felt they could not live without having someone in their life and would not have been happy with someone making them happy.Eudaimonia makes the most intuitive sense, what was understood in the reading that happiness stems from within. According to Boniwell, I. (2012), “the focus is instead on achieving greater meaning and purpose in one’s life (eudaimonic well-being).” It seems like an individual would have to do the work themselves to get the happiness they feel they deserve. Eudaimonia is creating a life full of meaning and purpose.Some individuals are seeking that happiness and are not aware it starts and ends within.Is it possible to define Eudaimonia independently from positive affect? What if one derives joy from religious engagement? What if one is filled with sadness and despair while contributing to their community (e.g., we often need to observe loss and heartbreak in order to help the most vulnerable)?According to Carr A, (2013) (3), “Positive affect contains the subdimension of joviality which leads to, self-assurance, and attentiveness.” According to Eudaimonia is associated with seeking fulfillment, engagement, and meaning in one’s lifeEveryone is not a religious individual. However, it would be amazing to participate in a religious engagement and feel joy. The most magnificent part of the experience would be going out and spreading the joy I obtained from this engagement.There are times heartbreak, sadness, loss, and despair often lead to something fulfilling in life. An event and or incident that is rewarding makes individuals feel happy to give back to a community. There are two ways to feel about contributing to a community while experiencing feelings of sadness and despair. One way is, one cannot serve the community if they are experiencing feelings of sadness and despair because their feelings and emotions may get in the way of them servicing the community. The other is that some individuals may strive from their feelings and make a difference in servicing the community. It is challenging to say.The question is how to get other professionals to buy into these theories to assist individuals suffering from mental health and addiction. This information would benefit individuals suffering and open the flood gates to see some solution in making a difference in the world.Carr, A. (2013). Positive Psychology, Second Edition The science of happiness and human strengths (2nd ed.). Hoboken: Taylor and Francis.Boniwell, I. (2012). Positive psychology, in a nutshell, the science of happiness (3rd ed.). Berkshire, Eng: McGraw Hill Open University Press.Reply