18 Jan Happiness comes to those who socialise
The economy is in the toilet. Home values have plummeted. What’s there to smile about?
How about your freedom, your health and – most importantly – your loved ones? Those are just a few of the things associated with true enduring happiness, said social psychologist David Myers.
Q: What should we know about happiness during times like these?
A: Economic growth has not led to happiness over time. Growth and downfalls can lead to short-term happiness, but we rebound to our normal level of happiness after a while.
The need to belong runs deeper, it seems, than any need to be rich. For all but the very poor, more money buys no more than a temporary surge of happiness.
Q: What does predict happiness?
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