Jonathan Sacks, To Heal a Fractured World (New York: Random House, 2007), p. 7.
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Happiness is the ability to say: I lived for certain values and acted on them...To know that you made a difference, that in this all-too-brief span of years you lifted someone's spirits, relieved someone's poverty or loneliness, or brought a moment of grace or justice to the world that would not have happened had it not been for you: these are as close as we get to the meaningfulness of a life, and they are matters of everyday rather than heroic virtue.
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Suggested Discussion Questions:

1. Do you know anyone who lives in this way?

2. Have you ever felt this in your own life? When?

3. Can you think of anything, in your own experience, that has been a greater contributor to your happiness than a feeling of purpose?

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Time Period: Contemporary (The Yom Kippur War until the present-day)