Meaningful alternatives to happiness

Students who have completed one of my sections of the Introductory Psychology course will be very familiar with Jonathan Haidt, the author of The Happiness Hypothesis. Because Haidt is such a good writer and speaker, it doesn't always occur to those following him that there might be other more important goals in life than happiness. For a view on the purpose of life that aims in a different direction - one more consistent with the existential phenomenologists introduced by Butt near the end of the course - see this recent CBC Ideas podcast: Say No to Happiness.