Dr. Kaczor explains the four levels of happiness proposed by Robert Spitzer, SJ.
He explains each level, giving the positive aspects and the drawbacks of each.
Level 1: Bodily pleasure. This can lead to addiction. We all want more.
Level 2: Being better than others in competition. We achieve a certain level of success and then get used to it. We desire a higher level. Doesn’t really satisfy us.
Level 3: Loving and serving other human beings. Lots of advantages and endless opportunities. Happiness is love.
Level 4: Transcendent Happiness . We desire love of God – love of perfect truth, perfect goodness and perfect love.
The Catholic Church teaches us to choose the higher levels of 3 and 4. Love God and love your neighbor. This is a priority.