Point Counter Point: Is Happiness a Worthwhile Goal?

One key concept that teachers teach when they talk about feelings and empathy is that there are no good or bad feelings, only comfortable and uncomfortable ones.  It’s natural though that most people prefer to feel the comfortable ones, such as happiness.  This brings us to our first debate question in our ongoing series “Point Counter Point:”

Is Happiness a worthwhile goal in and of itself?

To give you some background, This Emotional Life on PBS gives us thoughts on What is Happiness?

Now, for Point Counter Point….

Point: There’s More to Life Than Being Happy posted in The Atlantic on January 9, 2013

Counter Point: Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi: Flow, the secret to happiness

Now it’s your turn.  What do you think? Is there more to life than being happy? Is happiness a goal you have for your own life?