In his new well-being theory, human flourishing rests on five pillars. These are denoted by Seligman’s handy mnemonic PERMA:
- Positive Emotion
These elements, which we all choose, each for their own sake, in our efforts to flourish, are the rock-bottom fundamentals to well-being. In support of this Seligman offers a description of what a good life would look like? It would be pleasant, engaged, meaningful, achieving, and connected.