Well-being and the shape of a life
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This chapter examines a recent claim that a person's lifetime well-being is no. straightforwardly determined by their level of well-being at each point in their life. It examines various arguments that attempt to debunk or explain away the phenomenon. Finally, the shape of a life phenomenon is genuine. It is very plausible that Uppi's life initially has a low level of well-being before things steadily improve, before improving a lot in the last section of life. By contrast, Downey initially has a high level of well-being before things steadily decline and then declining a lot in the last section of life. Though each of 'Ends of a life' and 'never hitting rock-bottom' seems interesting and worth further exploration, in this chapter they will focuses on holists who adopt the shape of a life hypothesis. The chapter assesses the plausibility of the shape of a life thesis.