Comment/question: Eudaimonia is unattainable for Man as a whole. No matter how far you “uplift” many, they will still cause strife because they will believe that others have been given more. The given part is the important one as too few will accept that others just plain earned more through their own efforts.
Cheryl: Defining eudaimonia as ‘the human flourishing’ or ‘happiness for the individual and mankind as a whole’.
Higgins: Eudaimonia is attainable. Many planets with humanoid species have attained it. Will Earth?
That primary spark of life that many call God has given humans free will. Eventually, each of you will die and when you do the eternal consciousness that you are will reconnect with God. (You may envision God as a sort of magnetic docking station.) You certainly will not be forced to do so in human form. However, when you were born it was your plan to connect with your eternal God consciousness from the human/physical arena.
Connecting to one’s eternal consciousness then living life in harmony with one’s eternal truth is what creates harmony and happiness.
It matters not whether man as a whole achieves eudomonia. The individual flourishing is all that matters. The individual may choose to flourish regardless of what others choose to do.
Seven billion individuals flourishing. Isn’t that a nice thought?
Received August 14, 2014 at Lake Goodwin, Washington USA