Honesty and genuine happiness: Or why soft healers make stinking wounds (Dutch proverb)

Nicole Torka (Corresponding Author)

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    Abstract

    Genuine happiness is impossible without authentic concern for and corresponding behaviour towards the well-being of others. Such an incorporation of others into the self refers to a “democratic self” and the related regard for the common good. The author argues that the honesty of professionals who work in or for an educational or vocational setting is vital for the good of the individual and the common good. By introducing “democratic selves”, recent advancements in Dialogical Self Theory (DST) point to an inclusion of the common good. However, given the importance of virtues for one’s own and the common good, the theory and its applications are in need of integrating virtues and in particular honesty.

    Original languageEnglish
    Number of pages10
    JournalBritish Journal of Guidance and Counselling
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 21 Mar 2018

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    Aphorisms and Proverbs
    Happiness
    Social Justice
    Wounds and Injuries

    Keywords

    • UT-Hybrid-D
    • Genuine happiness
    • Honesty
    • Liberal individualism
    • Virtues
    • Dialogical self theory

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    Honesty and genuine happiness : Or why soft healers make stinking wounds (Dutch proverb). / Torka, Nicole (Corresponding Author).

    In: British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 21.03.2018.

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