Psychology of Happiness


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Happiness is the elusive quest behind every human endeavor and is defined by the famous businessman, Lester Levenson, as the state of mind where there is no trace of sorrow

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Psychology of Happiness

  1. 1. Psychology of Happiness
  2. 2. Happiness is the elusive quest behind every human endeavor.
  3. 3. Famous businessman, Lester Levenson defines Happiness as the state of mind where there is no trace of sorrow.
  4. 4. The Three Components Of Happiness Opinions by many academicians and laymen alike have been written about the psychology of happiness.
  5. 5. James Montier wrote a book titled ‘The Psychology of Happiness’, where he considered the forces that produce the emotion in question and concluded that it was due to three components. <ul><li>Fifty percent of the propensity for being happy was due to </li></ul><ul><li>having the right genetics. </li></ul><ul><li>Forty percent was due to the right intention and positive </li></ul><ul><li>activity. </li></ul><ul><li>Finally, the remaining ten percent was due to having the </li></ul><ul><li>right circumstances in life. </li></ul>
  6. 6. In other words, being in the right place at the right time; doing just the right thing and with the right people. But it’s all subjective.
  7. 7. Does Money Buy Happiness? A person looking into the psychology of happiness may wonder what does not bring about this sought-after emotion.
  8. 8. It is the one thing that the majority of people spend their time working on: the pursuit of money. According to author Shankar Vedantam, if personal wealth were the answer to happiness, then, prosperous Americans should be the happiest people on Earth.
  9. 9. Desires change with material prosperity, but sometimes the wealthy are never satisfied long enough to create a lasting state of happiness.
  10. 10. This lack of balance often results in both psychological and physical problems, which, can lead to a state of chronic dissatisfaction, even regret and bitterness. Other studies indicate that wealthy people spend little time pursuing pleasurable activities.
  11. 11. If money, as the old saying has it, does not buy happiness, then what does?
  12. 12. Do High Achievers Attain Happiness? Often people think that goal setting and planning for the future might make their life less stressful.
  13. 13. But, according to Daniel Gilbert, a psychology professor at Harvard, human beings, are notoriously bad at predicting future outcomes.
  14. 14. What Creates Happiness?
  15. 15. Happiness does not lie in the pursuit of the things that we believe will make us happy. Happiness lies in our attitude and belief in what things mean.
  16. 16. The psychology of happiness may be as simple as being content with what we have in life.
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