What makes for a good life? One possible answer

[image: photo by Lukas Rodriguez from Pexels; this is essay #304 in the “Philosophy as a Way of Life” series]

People have been wondering about what makes life good and worth living probably ever since human beings have been able to wonder about something that they could articulate to themselves and others, i.e., since the evolution of language. For the past two and a half millennia we have a record of such musings, chiefly to be found among the world’s religious and philosophical traditions. It is therefore from…