Happiness: Between What We Want and What We Need

7 Pages Posted: 27 May 2011

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Hokky Situngkir

Bandung Fe Institute; Center for Complexity in Surya University

Date Written: May 24, 2011


The paper presents a very simple toy model that is simulated to experience some aspects related to what is it people want and need when related to the social happiness. By outlining some short discussions related to the distinguishing of what we call “want” and “need," we see how both micro-social aspects may help happiness to emerge, as well as the urge to innovate and affinity to the collective creativity and social progress.

Keywords: happiness, want, need, social simulation

Suggested Citation

Situngkir, Hokky, Happiness: Between What We Want and What We Need (May 24, 2011). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1851880 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1851880

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