Happiness comes to those who socialise

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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