Is There a Formula for Happiness? – A Small Experiment

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October 1, 2016 by What Is A Name After All?

Happiness is hard to understand: sometimes something bad happens but you still feel happy and sometimes you’re unhappy with no logical reason as good things are happening. Everyone has their own personal factors that make them personally happy and unhappy. There are some universal aspects, however. Some things – like poverty, low self-esteem or loneliness (not feeling alone) can be objectively linked to unhappiness.

So is there list of ingredients, which applied to everyone in the world would mean happiness to everyone?

I will ask for your collaboration in this one. Below there is a list of possible ingredients. I ask you to think about what would be a universal factor of happiness and either organize them from most important to less important or give a top 5 of most important.

  • A Good Sense of Humor
  • A Beautiful Big House
  • A Healthy Diet
  • Children and Grandchildren
  • Predictability
  • Good Government
  • An Interesting Job
  • A Spirit of Comunity
  • Plenty of Sunshine
  • Good Relationships
  • Great Sex
  • Self-Esteem
  • Values, Principles and Morals
  • Curiosity
  • Lots of Money
  • Experience of Life in Other Countries
  • A Good Education
  • Lots of Friends
  • Low Taxes

This is a subject I’ve been debating based on a survey and a study about happiness. I will talk about that in a few days, reveal my own list and explanation. Right now, I’m just asking which ones you think are more relevant and if you have time some sort of justification for your own list.

Thank you and I’ll continue this topic very soon.

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7 thoughts on “Is There a Formula for Happiness? – A Small Experiment

  1. Opher says:

    A Good Education
    Lots of Friends
    A Good Sense of Humor
    Great sex
    A society that is compassionate
    No war
    A community and world in harmony with the planet and nature
    Appreciation of the wonder around us – trees, rocks, countryside, culture, sunsets, geology
    No religion
    Plenty of love, children, family
    Pets and wildlife
    Creativity
    Debate and argument
    Relaxation and sport
    Writing and painting
    Photographing beautiful things
    Communicating
    Alcohol
    Great food
    Warm weather
    Being respected and valued
    Valuing and respecting others
    A good marriage
    Good neighbours
    Great music
    Discussion and close friends
    Adventure
    Health and fitness
    A great job doing some good
    Making a difference to the world.
    Meeting interesting people and going interesting places

    That should do it!

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  2. Opher says:

    Reblogged this on Opher's World and commented:
    Here’s my list of things that would make me happy
    (Not necessarily in order)
    A Good Education
    Lots of Friends
    A Good Sense of Humor
    Great sex
    A society that is compassionate
    No war
    A community and world in harmony with the planet and nature
    Appreciation of the wonder around us – trees, rocks, countryside, culture, sunsets, geology
    No religion
    Plenty of love, children, family
    Pets and wildlife
    Creativity
    Debate and argument
    Relaxation and sport
    Writing and painting
    Photographing beautiful things
    Communicating
    Alcohol
    Great food
    Warm weather
    Being respected and valued
    Valuing and respecting others
    A good marriage
    Good neighbours
    Great music
    Discussion and close friends
    Adventure
    Health and fitness
    A great job doing some good
    Making a difference to the world.
    Meeting interesting people and going interesting places

    That should do it!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. remanandhra says:

    I like the idea of contribution, so here it is:

    5. A Healthy Diet
    4. A Good Education
    3. A Spirit of Community
    2. Self-esteem
    1. Values, Principles and Morals

    I think the most important factors of happiness are authenticity and freedom, which if are occuring together translate into ”freedom to be authentic and authenticity of freedom” at once.

    I am also pleased that you made distinction between loneliness and being alone – they ARE two different things!

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