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rebeloke
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Are you truly happy? or Have you ever been truly happy?

Found a study by Havard that has been conducted over a 75 year span. Some people just can't seem to find the answer to what makes you happy. I am a neanderthal, so as long as I am feed, have sex, and get sleep, I am good.

75 year long Havard Study Happiness


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1. Health is primary and alcoholism was found to be the “disorder of great destructive power.” Alcoholism was, in fact, the biggest cause of divorce for those in the study who did find their marriages irresolvable. It also played a key role in depression and other neuroses, both of which were found to follow alcohol abuse, not cause it. Along with smoking, alcoholism was the single “greatest contributor to their early morbidity and death. Above a certain level, intelligence doesn’t matter.”

2. In fact, IQ did not play a significant role in the men’s earning capacity either, whether IQs in the 110–115 range and those higher than 150.

3. Political preference and ideology had no bearing on one’s general life satisfaction, but…

4. Liberals tended to be sexually active longer than conservatives. The sexual lives of conservatives waned in their late 60s, while the most liberal of the men were sexually active well into their 80s. “I have consulted urologists about this,” Vaillant writes. “They have no idea why it might be so.” I imagine a few liberals would have a thing or two to offer that particular debate!

5. “Warm relationships,” over and over, proved to be a pivotal element of happiness and health, including in the area of how much money they earned: “…the 58 men who scored highest on measurements of ‘warm relationships’ earned an average of $141,000 a year more at their peak salaries (usually between ages 55 and 60) than the 31 men who scored lowest; the former were also three times more likely to have achieved professional success worthy of inclusion in Who’s Who.” In an interesting note, after a 2009 Atlantic article on the study questioned that and other correlations related to “warm relationships, “Vaillant revisited the data he had been studying since the 1960s for his book, an experience that further convinced him that what matters most in life are relationships.”






WG_Dawg
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how much money they earned: “…the 58 men who scored highest on measurements of ‘warm relationships’ earned an average of $141,000 a year more at their peak salaries (usually between ages 55 and 60) than the 31 men who scored lowest


So those with more money are happier? Brilliant.


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Flair Chops
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no/no


biglego
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re: Are you truly happy? or Have you ever been truly happy?
Money, alcohol abuse, and health are the biggest factors in happy relationships? Who could've guessed.


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Monday
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no/no


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bigberg2000
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re: Are you truly happy? or Have you ever been truly happy?
I am not miserable, but at this age am not truely "happy". I deal with it well though.


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LSU lilly
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I've always been a happy person, but it took me the right religion and a daily workout to really be truly happy.


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HeadChange
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re: Are you truly happy? or Have you ever been truly happy?
Not sure if relevant, but a cool video about happiness nonetheless

LINK



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BallCoachinFool
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re: Are you truly happy? or Have you ever been truly happy?
Church just had a 5 week segment on happiness.

I now understand it, it is easy to be happy.

Don't sweat the small stuff. Spent time in prayer. Support your family, love yourself. Respect mom. Have a happy place (he was saying a place of worship for daily use)

I have used this recently and no joke, I am king of my freaking world.

There was tons more detail but I don't have my notes with me. Sorry


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DOC42
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re: Are you truly happy? or Have you ever been truly happy?
I feel that I am happy, so I guess that I am. Perception being reality and all of that. Sure there are still some things that I want and strive for, but I don't think that they will make me happier. I just think that they will enhance my life. I have a loving wife and healthy son, so life is pretty damn good in my eyes.


rebeloke
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TH03
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re: Are you truly happy? or Have you ever been truly happy?
no/yes


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trillhog
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i'm miserable, but i know it could be worse.


BabyTac
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re: Are you truly happy? or Have you ever been truly happy?
I think people can be happy if they embrace the cup half full approach to life, and don't focus on things they don't have. Yes, we always want something we don't have or something someone else has, but if you embrace the situation you're in and live it to the fullest you will always be happy.

For example, I used to get down a lot about being lonely. Nowhere close to family, no wife/girlfriend, not really close to any true friends anymore, etc. Then I realize that I fish about 5 days a week, play golf occasionally, make great money, and have zero things to stress out about. It's a pretty good life.


rebeloke
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LucasP
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re: Are you truly happy? or Have you ever been truly happy?
One of the perks of being bi-polar. Even if I'm not happy at the moment, I know it's never far off. The crippling depression can get annoying sometimes though.


HeadChange
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re: Are you truly happy? or Have you ever been truly happy?
Yeah, I'd rather just be mildly content my whole life than have your illness. No offense.


TH03
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as someone who is bi polar, I agree with...

frick YOU BITCH


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LucasP
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Different strokes..... Life's all about balance, some people find balance through moderation, others find it in opposing extremes.


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TigersSEC2010
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re: Are you truly happy? or Have you ever been truly happy?
Nope. I know I'm not and I wish I knew how to be. I just manage, I guess.


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