A Profound Extended Study of:
What Makes People Happy?
This video gives an overview of an extended research on
But, just in case you don't have time to watch this 12 minute video, here's a quick recap of what they discovered:
Satisfying relationships are good for your Happiness & your Health.
Social connections are really good for us.
People that are more socially connected
Loneliness kills. Loneliness is toxic.
It's not how many friends you have.
Living in the midst of frequent conflict (like high-conflict marriages)
Those most-satisfied in their relationships are the healthiest.
When old people experience severe physical pain,
Good relationships don't just protect our bodies -
For those in their 80s that feel they are in a satisfying committed relationship with someone they feel they can count on,
For those in their 80s that feel they are NOT in a satisfying committed relationship with someone they feel they can count on,
In a related issue, the multi-billionaire, Richard Broson, measures "success" by how happy you are.