11 Aug Are there different types of happiness?
Hello there readers of happiness! I just stumbled upon this happiness related article and thought you might find it interesting.
It's written by Eric Barker for the Business Insider and it begins thus…
This is an excellent presentation on happiness by Nobel prize winner Daniel Kahneman. In it, he draws an insightful distinction: there may be two very different types of happiness.
The first is being happy in your life. It is happiness that we experience immediately and in the moment.
The second is being happy about your life. It is the happiness that exists in memory when we talk about the past and the big picture.
We can enjoy nine-tenths of something blissfully in the moment, yet a lousy ending can bias us and ruin the memory forever.
We often plan vacations around the memories it will give us ("Exotic Asia!"), rather than doing something we'd enjoy far more in the moment ("catching up on sleep and spending more time with friends.")