5 Scientific Reasons Your Idea of Happiness Is Wrong

Thu, 18 Aug 2011 12:17:34 +1000

Katherine Phelps <muse [at] glasswings.com.au>

Katherine Phelps
"If you're looking for an answer to "How can I be happy?" then the response
from the experts is, "You're asking the wrong question." The better question
is why our idea of happiness is so screwed up that most of us wouldn't
recognize the real thing if we saw it. Well ..."

http://www.cracked.com/article_19376_5-scientific-reasons-your-idea-happiness-wrong.html

Makes sense, though I could probably still use a sack of money :).

Peace,

Katherine

--
----------------------------------
E-Mail: muse@glasswings.com.au
BA (Hons), MFA, PhD
http://www.glasswings.com.au/
Nothing can withstand the powers of love, laughter and imagination
----------------------------------

Comment via email


Thu, 18 Aug 2011 16:40:15 +1000

Christopher Johnstone <c.p.johnstone [at] gmail.com>

Christopher Johnstone
This 'Action Plan for Happiness' in the Scotsman is based on scientific
research as well... although, as it turns out some huge % of happiness is
just due to strength/quality of interpersonal relationships in the end
(another huge % is explainable by mental health, but mental health and
happiness are sort of co-confounded, so it's hard to know what's going
on--we feel a bit more certain that improving your relationships will help
with happiness overall).

http://news.scotsman.com/health/Happiness-action-plan.6750219.jp

Worth a read anyway.

C.


On Thu, Aug 18, 2011 at 12:17 PM, Katherine Phelps
<muse@glasswings.com.au>wrote:

"If you're looking for an answer to "How can I be happy?" then the response
from the experts is, "You're asking the wrong question." The better
question
is why our idea of happiness is so screwed up that most of us wouldn't
recognize the real thing if we saw it. Well ..."


http://www.cracked.com/article_19376_5-scientific-reasons-your-idea-happiness-wrong.html

Makes sense, though I could probably still use a sack of money :).

Peace,

Katherine

--
----------------------------------
E-Mail: muse@glasswings.com.au
BA (Hons), MFA, PhD
http://www.glasswings.com.au/
Nothing can withstand the powers of love, laughter and imagination
----------------------------------

Comment via email

Sat, 20 Aug 2011 09:25:10 +1000

Kat Achkar <katarinaachkar [at] gmail.com>

Kat Achkar
nice. we should print them out and past next to bed.



On Thu, Aug 18, 2011 at 4:40 PM, Christopher Johnstone <
c.p.johnstone@gmail.com> wrote:

This 'Action Plan for Happiness' in the Scotsman is based on scientific
research as well... although, as it turns out some huge % of happiness is
just due to strength/quality of interpersonal relationships in the end
(another huge % is explainable by mental health, but mental health and
happiness are sort of co-confounded, so it's hard to know what's going
on--we feel a bit more certain that improving your relationships will help
with happiness overall).

http://news.scotsman.com/health/Happiness-action-plan.6750219.jp

Worth a read anyway.

C.


On Thu, Aug 18, 2011 at 12:17 PM, Katherine Phelps <muse@glasswings.com.au
wrote:

"If you're looking for an answer to "How can I be happy?" then the
response
from the experts is, "You're asking the wrong question." The better
question
is why our idea of happiness is so screwed up that most of us wouldn't
recognize the real thing if we saw it. Well ..."


http://www.cracked.com/article_19376_5-scientific-reasons-your-idea-happiness-
wrong.html<http://www.cracked.com/article_19376_5-scientific-reasons-your-idea-happiness-wrong.html>

Makes sense, though I could probably still use a sack of money :).

Peace,

Katherine

--
----------------------------------
E-Mail: muse@glasswings.com.au
BA (Hons), MFA, PhD
http://www.glasswings.com.au/
Nothing can withstand the powers of love, laughter and imagination
----------------------------------



--
katy

Sat, 20 Aug 2011 09:24:46 +1000

Kat Achkar <katarinaachkar [at] gmail.com>

Kat Achkar
this is great. ta!

On Thu, Aug 18, 2011 at 12:17 PM, Katherine Phelps
<muse@glasswings.com.au>wrote:

"If you're looking for an answer to "How can I be happy?" then the response
from the experts is, "You're asking the wrong question." The better
question
is why our idea of happiness is so screwed up that most of us wouldn't
recognize the real thing if we saw it. Well ..."


http://www.cracked.com/article_19376_5-scientific-reasons-your-idea-happiness-wrong.html

Makes sense, though I could probably still use a sack of money :).

Peace,

Katherine

--
----------------------------------
E-Mail: muse@glasswings.com.au
BA (Hons), MFA, PhD
http://www.glasswings.com.au/
Nothing can withstand the powers of love, laughter and imagination
----------------------------------


--
katy

Comment via email

Home E-Mail Sponsors Index Search About Us