What can the Aztecs teach us about happiness, and living the ‘good life’


“The answer is that we should strive to lead a rooted, or worthwhile life. The word the Aztecs used is neltiliztli. It literally means ‘rootedness’, but also ‘truth’ and ‘goodness’ more broadly. They believed that the true life was the good one, the highest humans could aim for in our deliberate actions.”

Source: Aeon

Photo Credit: Detail from the Florentine Codex, late 16th C. Courtesy the World Digital Library