Life satisfaction is how an individual feels about their life at a point in time. This is gauged by directly asking people "how satisfied are you with your life up to this point?" Life satisfaction is self-reported and means different things to different people. It typically includes happiness and self-fulfillment. Happiness is a sense of joy that one has experienced in life. Self-fulfillment is what one has done with life. It is possible to be satisfied with what you have accomplished without being happy. Likewise, it is possible to be happy without being completely satisfied with your own contributions and development in life. The following are common elements of life satisfaction.
Growth & Improvement
Music / Art / Film / Performing Art
Peace / Lack of Conflict
Roles & Responsibilities
Safety & Security
Transportation / Commute
Mood & SituationLife satisfaction ratings would tend to be greatly influenced by current mood and situation. For example, perceived life satisfaction might be lower after a bad day.
Capitalist RealismCapitalist realism is a grim tendency to evaluate all human things in terms of money. Life satisfaction is a possible alternative whereby societies are measured in terms of human outcomes as opposed to dollars. For example, you could measure a school in terms of the income of graduates or in terms of the life satisfaction of graduates.
How an individual feels about their life at a point in time.
A social metric based on a single direct question that asks people to rate their satisfaction with their life.
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