28 Jun How would you answer the question “What is happiness?” This is what 650+ ppl said…
by David Sze via the Huffington Post
When philosophers try to answer the question: "What is a good life?", it usually involves lots of alone time, thinking and meditating, hopefully with a pipe, a fireplace, or some nice mountain trails.
Then the scientific method happened. With it, the emphasis shifted from within to without-from introspection and contemplation, to observation and sampling. So instead of sitting comfortably by their fireplaces, a bunch of psychologists decided to get off their couches, and go out and ask people.
They ended up asking over 650 urban-dwelling adults from Australia, Croatia, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Spain and South Africa the question: "What is happiness for you?"1
Researchers took participant's responses, and broke them up into two broad categories: domain-related responses (Family, Work, Education, etc.) and psychological components (Emotions, Optimism, Satisfaction, etc.)…
…keep reading for more fascinating findings HERE