Why we are happy

This ties in well with my post the other day about optimism and pessimism.  Dan Gilbert muses on why we are happy and how the psychological  immune system  protects us when things aren’t going as planned

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We assume that happiness is something that exists or that something that can be synthesised.  It raises lots and lots of questions – and lots of wildly differing opinions in the comments at the bottom of the post

I LOVE his “Secret of happiness” theory.  The only thing I’ve managed is that I’ve never joined the Beatles.

…and do I have natural happiness or synthetic happiness?  Well I’m not going to spend too much time worrying about this – or it might spoil the state of mind that I’m in.  Happy or not, it certainly feels good at the moment!

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