What is happiness? - Part 2

Mar 30, 2020

What is happiness - Part 2
By Ole Petter Anfinsen

Research shows that 50% of happiness is determined by genes, 40% depends on daily activities and 10% on life situations. (The Greater Good Science Center, 2020).

As previously discussed, in Part 1, happiness is not necessarily something that comes easy or is the result of a series of joyful events – it often requires significant discomfort (Psychology Today, 2019). So, one might say it comes down to overall life satisfaction and personal outlook on life. But we know that a happy individual enjoys the simple things in life and what life has to offer, and is not obsessed with material goods or excessive luxury (Psychology Today, 2019).

So, how do we cultivate happiness?

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