Having Long-Term Goals Is Important, but Research Suggests That We Should Enjoy the Little Things Too

Subscribe to the weekly "audio edition" via iTunes Greek philosopher Aristotle once argued that true well-being came from pursuing our best selves. On seeking to become the best versions of ourselves, maximizing our potential and acting in line with our deepest values and principles. Of course, there are others, like Socrates’ student Aristippus, who believed that the good life was all about doing things that are pleasant and enjoyable in the moment, and avoiding things that make us feel bad.…