Have you ever given any thought to what makes people happy? I have…quite a bit, actually.
Although I don’t claim to be an expert in the topic (my expertise is the body, not the brain), I wanna share with you the top 3 things that tend to make people happy.
That’s right, thanks to the (relatively) new field of positive psychology, researchers have a pretty good handle on the basic things that make people happy. Here’s a synopsis of the top 3:
It’s unanimous, having a good social network of meaningful relationships is the single most important factor to being happy.
Sure, it’s nice to be in a loving romantic relationship, but it’s not just that kind of relationship that makes us happy. Having friends from work, the gym, church, etc. are just as important.
Notice the term ‘meaningful.’ Therefore facebook friends that you never see or talk to don’t count. [Read more…]