41902 Group Discussion SEP3

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Part 1:

Question 1: How do you feel about the most important thing in your life?

Question 2: What is your biggest regret?

Question 3: What parts of your life would you risk losing for pure happiness?

Part 2: No, we do not believe you can measure one person's happiness by comparing it to another. Happiness is situationally based on the person.

The Engineers + Emily

1. If you look in the mirror of Erised (From Happy Potter) what would you see?

2. If you could go back and change something in your life what would if change? (And if they would change something integral to their current situation then we can conclude they are not happy.)

No, you would not be able to ask a question to truly decide on whether or not Lee or Pat is happier. Happiness is subjective and ignorance is bliss. Lee could be happy not knowing what a deeper relationship is like, and any question we ask either Lee or Pat is up to their own definition and is based on their own experiences in life.


3 Questions for Pat and Lee and their happiness:

1) What is your happiness level on a scale from 1 to 10 in this moment?

2) What is your happiness level on a scale from 1 to 10 in your whole life and foreseeable future?

3) Is there something in the other life that you would like and can't/don't have the means to have?

Our question to you: How can we define happiness because it is subjective to everyone. If we listen to what makes someone most happy, we cannot help but connect their answers to our own life and judge whether their answer makes us happy.


1) Do you engage in thoughtful, meaningful conversations?

2) Do you feel like you live a fulfilling life?

Yes, it's possible to determine who is happy; there are statistics about which are the happiest countries in the world, so it must be possible on some level. But those are based on accounts that may not be totally reliable, and even if those polled were totally honest, happiness is still somewhat subjective.

A Short Name

Does Lee want a long term relationship and kids?

Does Pat think his/her academic success has played a major role in his/her happiness?

If Lee lost all of his money, would he/she still be happy?

This question is not possible to answer because you cannot compare two peoples happiness. Nor can you determine someones happiness.


1. How can we determine the happiness of Pat and lee?

2. How can we ask that pat did some things that lee wish he had done (and vice versa)?

3. If pat/lee said the other lived a happier life than their own and they agreed, would this be true?