Know the Ingredients of Happiness
There are three keys to happiness. You must have all:
1) Pleasure (stuff that feels good in the moment – go anywhere you want with that statement…lol),
2) Meaning (belief/religion/philosophy),
3) Engagement (interaction with family & friends.)
“We are happy when we have family, we are happy when we have friends and almost all the other things we think make us happy are actually just ways of getting more family and friends.” – Daniel Gilbert, psychologist and happiness expert.
Research by Nicholas Christakis, a social scientist and internist at Harvard, states “the reality is straightforward: our friends strongly shape our behavior. We imagine ourselves as individuals, responsible for our own choices and emotions, but that sense of independence is a romantic myth. There is no wall between people.” So this means happier friends, happier you!