In the Sunday Times Online out of London today is an article detailing a scientific debate about happiness. There is a particularly interesting paragraph I wanted to share with you.
Great writers from Freud — “the intention that man should be happy is not included in the plan of Creation” — to Philip Larkin — “man hands on misery to man” — have painted happiness as an elusive butterfly. But ordinary people believe they are happier than average (an obvious impossibility) and that they’ll be even happier in 10 years’ time. If true, it would be good news because research shows that happier people are healthier, more successful, harder-working, caring and more socially engaged. Misery makes people self-obsessed and inactive.
So what do you have to do to find happiness? – Sunday Times – Times Online
What this tells me is that I have been right all along. Experts are usually no closer to the truth than we are. Take it heart and use it to be happier!
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