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Featured Panelists Spotlight: The Paradox of Pursuing Happiness

November 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PST

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What is the Featured Panelists Spotlight?

Our Featured Panelists Spotlight will be held every first Wednesday of each month. During the Featured Panelists Spotlight, we invite guest panelists to share their experiences, insights, tips and strategies that they have found to be effective in their professional or personal lives when tackling the featured topic for the month.

November Featured Topic – The Paradox of Pursuing Happiness

This is the final “Featured Panelists Spotlight” event for our 2022 event lineup.

The pursuit of happiness is a most ridiculous phrase: if you pursue happiness you’ll never find it.” – Carrie Snow, American stand-up comedian, writer, author, and host

What is happiness? We all yearn to be happy, especially if happiness means achieving the emotional state of joy, satisfaction, contentment, and fulfillment. Do we believe that we will reach that state of happiness if we have what we desire most, such as being rich, powerful, good looking, famous or even loved by many? Can we achieve complete happiness by pursuing these things that we desire?

Immanuel Kant, the great 18th-century philosopher, states that happiness “is such an indeterminate concept” and that even though “every human being wishes to attain it, he can never say, determinately and in a way that is harmonious with himself, what he really wishes and wills.” He believes it is a mistake to pursue happiness, because all the things we believe will make us happy are finite and once we get them, we would often want more or better.

The paradox of pursuing happiness is that the more we try to chase it, the more elusive it can become. When we tie our happiness to meeting certain milestones in life, we may become disappointed and disillusioned when we do not achieve those milestones, resulting in feelings of inadequacy, anxiety and unhappiness.

Studies conducted have shown that people who attributed great value to happiness felt more dissatisfied, even if they had excellent external circumstances in their lives, while those who were more neutral or did not attribute as much value to the pursuit of happiness felt more satisfied, even if they came from more difficult circumstances.

Our panelists will discuss how almost everyone seeks happiness but most of us don’t know what it is or why we want it. They will share their personal stories on how they may have attempted to seek happiness, and lessons they have learnt in life that have brought them to achieve their own happiness.


TBD –  Stay tuned as we invite amazing panelists to share their views and insights on this topic

Who Can Attend & Fee

Public Event – Open to all members and non-members of The Koa Club

Location/ Date & Time

Online via Zoom only:

*****Zoom link will be provided in the RSVP confirmation email*******

Date:  Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Time: 12pm – 1:00pmPT/2pm-3pmCT/3pm-4pmET




November 9
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PST
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Online Only
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