Loyola University Maryland

Messina

The Good Life

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What does it mean to live the good life? What influences our understanding of what it means to live well? This theme challenges us to examine individual, local, and global frameworks for defining "the good life." An understanding of the good life requires discriminating between wants and needs; it also requires the consideration of more than material goods and possessions. The good life, above all, is defined by values—most notions of the good life include a sense of belonging, spiritual fulfillment, and the attainment of knowledge. How do we aspire to specific ways of being, and how do those aspirations shape the way we live?

The Good Life Course Pairings Include:
  • - Course fulfills core requirement
  • - Course fulfills diversity requirement
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