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The Psychology of Success

Josh Dickson

Presented at: The Psychology of Success ARC-UK 2019

Date: Jul 30, 2019

Success and happiness are the metaphysically to-be-expected... It is not success but calamity that we regard as the abnormal exception in human life.
–– Leonard Peikoff

According to Objectivism, happiness is not only possible for a human being, but should also be the purpose of someone’s life. Rand recognised that happiness does not come from a different dimension, nor is it an inexplicable internal process of the human psyche. Happiness requires the achievement of rational values by a productive individual. But what is the role of psychology in illuminating this process?


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