“When well-being comes from engaging our strengths and virtues, our lives are imbued with authenticity.” (Seligman, 2002a, p. 9)
“The well-being that using our signature strengths engenders is anchored in authenticity. But just as well-being needs to be anchored in strengths and virtues, these in turn must be anchored in something larger. Just as the good life is something beyond the pleasant life, the meaningful life is beyond the good life.” (Seligman, 2002a, p. 14)
“The aim of Positive Psychology is to catalyze a change in psychology from a preoccupation only with repairing the worst things in life to also building the best qualities in life.” (Seligman, 2002b, p. 3)
Seligman, M. E. P. (2002a). Authentic Happiness: Using the new positive psychology to realize your potential for lasting fulfillments. New York: Free Press.
Seligman, M. E. P. (2002b). Positive psychology, positive prevention, and positive therapy. In C. R. Snyder & S. J. Lopez (Eds.), Handbook of positive psychology (pp. 3-9). New York: Oxford University Press.