...scientists have come up with all kinds of straightforward, and actionable, findings: that money does little to make us happier once our basic needs are met; that marriage and faith lead to happiness (or it could be that happy people are more likely to be married and spiritual); that temperamental “set points” for happiness—a predisposition to stay at a certain level of happiness—account for a large, but not overwhelming, percentage of our well-being. (Fifty percent, says Sonja Lyubomirsky in The How of Happiness. Circumstances account for 10 percent, and the other 40 percent is within our control.)
The Atlantic asks: what makes us happy?
And doesn't really give any good answers. A mildly interesting article about a long-term study of a group of Harvard men. Here's the only useful paragraph in the whole article:
Posted by Ernie Bornheimer