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date: 20 November 2017

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This chapter discusses what schools and families can do to help children to lead a flourishing life. It begins by examining what counts as a flourishing life, looking first at children’s basic needs and then at four different views of how to lead a fulfilling life once one’s basic needs have been met. The second part of the chapter looks at educational applications of the last of these four, to do with wholehearted involvement in worthwhile relationships and activities. It discusses, among other topics, how an education thus based might diverge from more conventional practices; whether its approach focuses too much on the learner’s self-interest; and the role of success and failure, life-planning, and work in the learner’s life.

Keywords: well-being, education, relationships, worthwhile activities, work

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