Understanding Wellbeing: Subjectivity, Pleasure, and Desire-Fulfilment

Wellbeing is the subjective experience of how happy or satisfied individuals feel about their lives.
It is the ultimate concern when we aim to do good. Health and wealth are valuable because they enhance subjective wellbeing.
There are three theories of wellbeing.
Hedonism asserts that wellbeing is achieved through a positive balance of pleasure over

Desire-fulfilment theories argue that fulfilling one's desires leads to a good life, emphasizing the actual
satisfaction of desires rather than the feeling of satisfaction. The belief that subjective wellbeing matters persists,
even if other factors are considered important to some extent.

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