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What is eudaimonia?
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  1. The ancient Greek philosophy of eudaimonia was founded by Aristotle and is based on the view that the source of happiness is internal and cultivated by living a worthwhile life. To eudaimonists, happiness is found in activities that draw on the individual's talents and challenge abilities, from acts that benefit others and by following principles and virtues. The eudaimonic value system is at odds with the hedonic system, which conceives of happiness as being derived from external sources, which should be maximized to the individual's benefit.

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