Happiness: Survey Reveals Key Factors In Well-Being

  • metta

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    Jun 05, 2012 2:11 AM GMT
    Happiness: Survey Reveals Key Factors In Well-Being

    "If you want to be happy, focus on health, relationships, simple pleasures and achieving a sense of control of your well-being"

    "t happiness is U-shaped over the life cycle: It peaks in one's 20s and begins to decline, bottoming out in the mid-to-late 40s and rising again in old age. "

    " happiness may bottom in midlife because people come to terms with failed dreams"

    "...individuals learn to adapt to their strengths and weaknesses, and in mid-life quell the infeasible aspirations of their youth,"

    "women tend to be slightly happier than men; people who are married or in a relationship are happier than singles and never-marrieds; and people who are retired or currently employed are significantly happier than people not employed for pay. Education also helps: Just 23 percent of people with a post-graduate degree rated themselves "not too happy" compared to 37 percent of those with only a high school degree."

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    Jun 05, 2012 3:21 AM GMT
    Here's another interesting survey of happiness:

    Bhutan Gross National Happiness

    I've actually used some of the indicators for those "hard to measure" aspects of not-for-profit programmatic success.

    Here's more about the concept...