Increasing Happiness–Scientifically

3 Dec

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Surviving Mexico

A few weeks ago, I finished an online course about global poverty.  While I enjoyed the experience, I thought I’d try something more upbeat this time around.  So I registered for The Science of Happiness sponsored by edX and the University of California–Berkeley and was not disappointed.  

Everyone wants to be happy.  Not only do you feel better emotionally, but it provides all sorts of benefits for your physical self as well. Happy people have more friends, live longer, have fewer health problems and generally enjoy life more.  But did you know that 50% of your happiness level is genetic and there’s not much you can do about that.  However, 10% is determined by life circumstances and there are some things you can do about that.  Whereas the remaining 40% is based on your actions, how you choose to live your life.  (See Happiness: it’s not just your…

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One Response to “Increasing Happiness–Scientifically”

  1. Jack Scott December 4, 2017 at 4:20 am #

    Fascinating to read that the boffins reckon 50% of happiness is innate and the rest is circumstantial and attitudinal. I’ve always had a ‘glass half full’ approach to life and I don’t take myself too seriously. Humour helps too (not matter how corny!) 😀

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