21 Feb Do Genes Determine Happiness?
The latest research findings seem to sugges that genes account for one-third to one-half of a person’s likelihood for feeling happiness or not.
Other factors are equally divided between major life-changing events (such as winning the lottery or experiencing the death of a loved one) and everyday variables, like work stress or getting cut off in traffic.
The good news is that we can control many of the factors in the latter two categories and, therefore, control much (if not all) or our happiness. At The Happiness Institute we coach people towards happiness by helping them learn and master relevant happiness skills (such as optimistic thinking and building positive relationships).
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