I am studying psychology with focus on positive-psychology (the science of wellbeing and happiness). Since many years I spent a lot of time reflecting on the question under which circumstances a human being can reach its highest level of life quality. What makes life worth living?
Obviously on of the influencing factors on life-quality is the kind of the society in which a person lives in. Certainly different forms of societies can provide different qualities and certainly preferences are subjective. But…
…but I think there is something special on the us-american society – at least on it’s ideal realisation. Concrete I am thinking: The ideal realisation of the “american way” or a society that provides its citizens to experience the american way enables men to reach the highest levels of freedom, of long-term happiness and wellbeing – this is my theory so to speak.
Now I try to figure out, what distinguishes the (ideal) us-american society from other social systems. And I want to find out what possibilities it is serving that other societies don’t.
First it is to figure out or to define what the “ideal us-american-society” even is. What are the core-elements or the core-values? Then to explain why it could (in best case) lead to highest levels of life-satisfaction. And in the end it is to strengthen, to distribute and to defend this kind of living. I hope to find people that would like to support me in this regard…