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Happiness

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Stephanie Vibar

on 26 May 2014

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Transcript of Happiness

What do we need to do to be happy?
1.
Get Sick Less Often and Less Severely
- People who are happy get sick less often than unhappy people, and when they do get sick, and their symptoms are less severe.
Can we benefit from being happy?
Studies about Happiness?
Researchers have formed a useful framework for studying happiness:

Happiness is made up of pleasure, engagement, and meaning.
It involves both daily positive emotions and a global sense that life is worthwhile.
People can accurately report their own levels of happiness.
Consequences of Being Happy?
Positive Consequences:
You can influence the surrounding people by making them smile as you share your optimism and make them feel good about themselves.
Happiness is important, but it is more than the temporal ending of suffering, which most people practice. It is something that has to be worked on. It takes a certain attitude, goals to accomplish that reflect creativity and or intellect, and experiences in nature or of true love.
Personal Opinion
Happiness varies between different people. I deem on the fact that happiness depends on the person through their positive outlook on life and how they act towards living a prosperous life. A person should also learn how to accept themselves, happiness comes more easily when you feel good about yourself without feeling the need for anyone else’s approval. Happiness is earned and will all depend on the decisions you make, or the paths you take without any regrets. With a positive mindset I believe that anyone can receive a happy life if they are wiling
to work hard for it.
Defining happiness can seem as elusive as achieving it. We want to be happy, and we can say whether we are or not, but can it really be defined, studied and measured? And can we use this learning to become happier?
Wait... what is happiness?
What is Happiness?

Is happiness a need?
Bad Consequences: Ignorant of other peoples feelings when you're too happy.
Too much happiness can make you less creative and less safe.
Happiness is not suited to every situation.
Not all types of happiness are good for you.
Pursuing happiness may actually make you unhappy.
Happiness may be best when experienced in moderation—not too little, but also not too much.

2. Lower Your Risk of Cardiovascular Disease -
People who are stressed have higher heart rates which puts them at greater risk, and unhappy people produce 12 times more fibrinogen than happy people and high levels of fibrinogen can also predict heart disease.
3.
Feel Less Pain
- Those who are happy have an increased ability to handle physical duress.
4.
Live Longer
- With all of that said, it’s no wonder that research has repeatedly found that those who are happy live longer than those who are not.
5. Have More Energy -
Depression and sadness and unhappiness in general lowers down your energy, like you have this leak in your system.
6.
Have Better Relationships
- Happy people tend to attract friends easily, but the cause-effect relationship of social interactions and happiness is not one way.
In my opinion, the biggest benefit of being happy is accepting and appreciating the life you have. Optimistic people tend to deal with their problems and run their lives smoothly.
Happy people are full of positivity; it is a part of their attitude. They might have every reason to complain but they always seem to stay cheerful no matter what’s going on in their lives. Choosing to see the bright side of every situation makes you stress less about the small stuff, leads you to greater opportunities, and helps you to better understand the meaning of the events in your life. When we reach those moments of 'true' happiness, it’s awesome, and it may feel like it is the best thing in the world but those moments in between momentary bliss and satisfaction can seem irrelevant, a waste of time and less satisfying. These moments deserve the same appreciation as our happiness because we are alive and are the stepping stones of our way to achieving happiness.
Happiness is a mental or emotional state of well-being characterized by positive or pleasant emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy.
by: Stephanie Vibar
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