22 Jan The Science of Happiness
It’s time to face facts. You’re never going to be happy by spending more time at the office, writes Mirko Bargaric.
WILL Smith in his latest movie isn’t the only one who can successfully pursue happiness. It emerges that as a species we are all very similar in terms of the things that make us feel good.
Medical scientists have told us for decades that to live longer we should cut out the smokes, enjoy but don’t overdo the grog and eat lots of fruit and vegies to keep the tummy trim and cholesterol in check.
But there is an equally important branch of science that you are probably not as aware of. Social and brain scientists have been making considerable headway into the other side of the wellbeing equation – happiness. If we are to going linger for long periods of time, we want to do so as cheerfully as possible.