The formula for happiness —not so complicated after all?

Thomas Arctaedius
5 min readFeb 2, 2021

The Norwegian philosopher Arne Næss defined happiness in a formula in his book Life’s Philosophy published 1999

Næss was 88 years old 1999 and writes in Life’s Philosophy that the well-being, W experienced by a person, is equal to the square of passion, P that we experience when we do something, divided by the sum of our sufferings S, bodily and mental sufferings…

Thomas Arctaedius

Professor in entrepreneurship, PhD in Nuclear Physics. Entrepreneur and researcher. From Stockholm Sweden

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