Exploring Ingredients of Happiness.
Happiness is thought of as a good life, freedom from suffering and pain, joy, well- being, prosperity and pleasure. Happiness is an extremely convoluted phenomenon because it is based on individual. In other words, what makes a person happy might not make someone else happy. In fact, some surveys have indicated that some common examples that were believed hypotheses about the prevalence and correlates of happiness where not supported by empirical research. There are some factors that might or might not predict happiness, which are money, age, parenthood, health and love and marriage.
The association between income and feeling of happiness is complicated because measuring human behavior is tricky. I believe, the poorer people are the likelihood of being unhappy is greater. Some research has been done by some psychologist, which contradicts my opinion. Researchers concluded that once a person ascends above the poverty level, there are little or no difference in happiness between a wealthy person and a middle class person. Furthermore it is suggested that people who place extensive emphasis on the pursuit of wealth and materialistic goals tend to be less happy than others who focus on other things, such as family life
Age and happiness are consistently found to be unconnected. Age accounts for less than 1% of the variation in people’s happiness. I believe age is not a noticeable factor of predicting happiness because I am as happy as I was 10 years ago.
Although we have often been told that children are the greatest joy a person can experience, they also cause a lot of hassle. Studies show no direct relation between one’s sense of fulfillment and happiness, and parenthood. Even though studies show this I believe parent with kids feel a sense of joy and fulfillment in life. Apparently the good that emerges from having a kid out numbers the unpleasant aspects of parenthood.
Happiness and health have been allied together for...