We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing …
Last summer, playing with my new toy, a GoPro Hero, filming my kids when they were playing in the water, I discover the meaning of the word “Eudaimonia”. Eudaimonia or eudaemonia (Ancient Greek: εὐδαιμονία [eu̯dai̯monía]), sometimes Anglicized as eudemonia, is a Greek word commonly translated as happiness or welfare; however, “human flourishing” has been proposed as a more accurate translation.
In terms of its etymology, eudaimonia is an abstract noun derived from eu meaning “well” and daimon (daemon), which refers to a minor deity or a guardian spirit. “Eudaimonia” is a central concept in Socratic ethics and political philosophy, along with the terms “arete”, most often translated as “virtue”, and “phronesis”, often translated as “practical or moral wisdom”.
“Jump in the water” performed by Locomondo