Happiness = Work, sleep and bicycles


The government is trying to find out what makes us happier. I’m delighted the question is at least finally being asked in the UK, this bastion of gloom. Of course, there is plenty of room for cynicism, and there are plenty of people who are willing to provide it. Presumably they fall firmly into the category of people who would benefit from being happier.

According to the article: ‘Basically, we have become a whole lot richer but no happier’. My understanding is that unhappiness decreases with wealth up to a certain point but then tails off. If you can’t afford a loaf of bread, you’re unlikely to be bouncing off the walls with happiness; at the other end of the scale, getting your fifth yacht is unlikely to make you much happier than your fourth did.

The article, which is brief, mentions three areas, as you can probably guess from the title. Unemployment is bad for happiness. No money, no structure to the day, no self-respect, no social interaction, no status. No surprise there.

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The above with respect and thanks to Hypnotherapist Jack Raymond. 

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