Although genetics help determine your sense of well being, life choices and goals play an important part as well. by Leslie Pepper
Measuring happiness is a tricky business. Still, that hasn't stopped individuals and institutions from trying to gauge how happy people are in an attempt to determine what it is exactly that brings joy. Most recently, British prime minister David Cameron proposed polling residents of the United Kingdom about their subjective well-being on an annual basis. Cameron hopes that by collecting this data, he can help the UK population thrive-perhaps even more than by improving the country's financial standing. As Cameron said, "It's time we admitted that there's more to life than money, and it's time we focused not just on GDP but on GWB-general well-being."
There's a societal (in addition to an individual) benefit to making sure people are happy: Happiness is a cornerstone of productivity. CountlessRead More »from The science of happiness