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Saturday evening I watched a documentary called “In pursuit of happiness”. Interviewed were many happy people and their perspectives on happiness. These interesting elements seem to factor into the happiness quotient.
helpful …volunteering and such
My friend’s ex sister-in-law was one of the participants in the program. She’s a wheel chair laden single mother, who has phenomenally raised two boys alone with not a great deal of help or money. Still, she’s managed to have overcome adversity and has a wonderful perspective on life. I would imagine how you handle adversity is probably a huge deciding factor to being happy.
It was interesting to see how people from a higher economic scale aren’t necessarily happier than those on the lower end of the financial spectrum. I concluded that happiness really is a state of mind and that one needs connection to others, a optimistic grateful perspective on life and to feel they have purpose in order to be happy.
Professor Sonja Lyunbomirsky asks these questions 1) What makes people happy? ; 2) Is happiness a good thing?; 3) How can we make people happier still? For more about happiness check out the following links.