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Semi-protected edit request on 20 July 2016[edit]

I suggest adding this as the last paragraph of the "Definition" section:

There is increasing disaffection with using statements by subjects about how happy they are to assess how happy (or content) they are. Aside from seeking to establish people’s subjective or objective well-being, in recent years measuring where people feel that their life has meaning has grown in popularity among researchers. [reference: Carol Graham. 2016. "Amitai Etzioni's Critique of Happiness." Society 53.3]. Critics point out that gang members can find meaning in their illegal and unethical pursuits as can jihadists. That all these measures of happiness, contentment, well-being, and meaning are amoral. [reference: Amitai Etzioni. 2016. "Happiness is the Wrong Metric." Society 53.3].


Communitarian703 (talk) 13:56, 20 July 2016 (UTC)

Not done: According to the page's protection level you should be able to edit the page yourself. If you seem to be unable to, please reopen the request with further details. You are autoconfirmed. But I please ask that you establish as consensus for the addition before adding. — Andy W. (talk ·ctb) 21:39, 22 July 2016 (UTC)

What religions think about sadness does not matter. It is solely dependent on oneself and varies from individual to individual.[edit]

This article needs to include scientific thoughts on happiness. The religious opinion of what happiness is does not matter. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 172.79.188.231 (talk) 19:02, 20 September 2016 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 6 November 2016[edit]

read this article on people who fear happiness. survey on Chandigarh [1] 14.98.113.37 (talk) 14:15, 6 November 2016 (UTC)

Not done: it's not clear what changes you want to be made. Please mention the specific changes in a "change X to Y" format. JTP (talkcontribs) 22:33, 6 November 2016 (UTC)

Misspelling[edit]

In the section physical mechanisms, serotonin is misspelled as "seratonin". Since the article is protected, I can't change it myself. --93.192.236.136 (talk) 10:28, 9 February 2017 (UTC)

Fixed, thanks. Adrian J. Hunter(talkcontribs) 13:16, 9 February 2017 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 23 April 2017[edit]

There is no information in this article on the biochemical basis of happiness, the key neurotransmitters involved, the parts of the brain and types of neurons that process happiness. There is no information on the ability of narcotics and drugs to induce a state of happiness. Also, genes that govern happiness perception are not mentioned. I would like to make a contribution. Mightyroy (talk) 18:44, 23 April 2017 (UTC)

Not done: it's not clear what changes you want to be made. Please mention the specific changes in a "change X to Y" format. —MRD2014 📞 contribs 02:25, 24 April 2017 (UTC)

Eudaimonia, philosophy of happiness, happiness[edit]

Isn't it weird to have three different pages on one single topic, namely Eudaimonia, Philosophy of happiness, and Happiness? It might make sense to:

  • Merge the philosophical aspects, that is, "Eudiamonia" and "Philosophy of happiness," into one of the two, or into a new page "Happiness (philosophy)";
  • Merge the psychological aspects from "Eudaimonia" to Well-being;
  • Split-off the religious aspects into a separate article (though Thomas Aquinas also belongs to the philosophy-part);
  • Add a couple of links to Happiness (disambiguation).

Joshua Jonathan -Let's talk! 19:20, 14 June 2017 (UTC)

Einstein’s theory of happiness[edit]

Wonder if this is worth a mention?

”A calm and humble life will bring more happiness than the pursuit of success and the constant restlessness that comes with it”

Einstein’s theory of happiness sold for $1.5mMais oui! (talk) 23:27, 24 October 2017 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 26 October 2017[edit]

"honoru" misspelled. replace with "honor" 97.126.65.78 (talk) 19:13, 26 October 2017 (UTC)

Done SparklingPessimist Scream at me! 19:17, 26 October 2017 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 5 December 2017[edit]

It is incorrect that muslims are currently practicing al-Ghazali's Book of Happiness. 24.69.118.150 (talk) 18:34, 5 December 2017 (UTC)

Not done: please provide reliable sources that support the change you want to be made. ToThAc (talk) 18:49, 5 December 2017 (UTC)