What is Human Flourishing?
For humans to flourish, it means we’re on a path towards physical and mental wellbeing that’s holistically good, both for individuals and communities. For us, human flourishing begins with self-determination and agency, scaffolded by strong social relationships. We flourish when we live with purpose; when we practice gratitude, forgiveness, and open-mindedness. We cultivate character strength and resilience to flourish in adversity, to lead with empathy and virtue. We flourish by maintaining a sense of wonder, curiosity, and humility about the world we all share and our place in it. Our focus on flourishing is concerned with studying how an extension of these interior traits, habits, and behaviors can impact social goals.
The many ways flourishing unfolds at different times in peoples’ lives and in diverse cultures are important considerations in the areas of flourishing science we fund. The research and development we support seeks to better understand flourishing across cultures and in various contexts, including amid modern challenges and adversity.
The Future of Human Flourishing
Templeton World Charity Foundation is investing $100 million in bold research, practices, and policies that promote human flourishing.
Play the video to learn more about the many aspects of human flourishing and how studying it can change the world.
Join us on November 29 & 30, 2022 for the First Annual Scientific Conference on Human Flourishing
Free and open to all, this virtual conference will showcase dynamic, global dialogues on the most significant scientific discoveries in understanding human flourishing.
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