Twofold Happiness

The Road to Twofold Happiness is a nothing more than a modern version of that first proposed by St. Aquinas.  He suggested that the meaning of life is to seek happiness: happiness in this life and happiness in the next life (twofold happiness).

The modern version of Twofold Happiness takes St. Aquinas’ brilliant concept and updates it with contemporary psychological theory and scientific research.  In addition, it incorporates a contemporary view of myths to further understand the road to twofold happiness.

When you add the science and the myth clarification, you get a very logical seven-step road to happiness in this life that is difficult to deny.  Then, you see that the individual happiness in this life achieved from following this road leads to the flourishing of society: the road is not narcissistic, it helps everyone.

Finally, it is very hard to deny the conclusion of the logic: the virtues required for happiness in the next life (Faith, Hope, and Charity) help with following the road to happiness in this life, and following the road to happiness in this life helps with the road to happiness in the next life.

The logic is compelling.  It is difficult to deny that God wants us to pursue our road to happiness: it is this road that leads to the flourishing of our family and community.  And, it is His grace of Faith, Hope, and Charity that makes reaching our individual happiness in this life more likely.  Traveling the road in this life accompanied by His grace makes reaching the road to happiness in the next life a greater possibility.

This is pure Christianity!

 

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