But to understand the causes and effects of happiness, researchers first need to define it. Many of them use the term interchangeably with “subjective well-being,” which they measure by simply asking people to report how satisfied they feel with their own lives and how much positive and negative emotion they’re experiencing. In her 2007 book The How of Happiness , positive psychology researcher Sonja Lyubomirsky elaborates, describing happiness as “the experience of joy, contentment, or positive well-being, combined with a sense that one’s life is good, meaningful, and worthwhile.”
I kinda realised something very recently for two times. In the 1st one i got carried away by another thought. This time i gave it some thinking and came to this realisation again:”I dont want to be happy”. And that’s when it struck me. Thanks 9gag for that very small post about happyness which made me think about happyness again.
If you searched on google “what if i dont want to be happy”, you would see just how less there are people with this realisation. And just how many there are with a blog or in any other possible way “telling you what to do”
I came to this when i started to make a choice between freedom and happyness. And just now, writing, i realised that this comparison is like dividing with a zero.