Do happiness and education correlate. Yes, as I presented in my last blog post, they do. This time, I look at what education is and what exactly the definition of happiness is. Of course, both of these topics are very broad, but here are a couple of very brief definitions.
Well, let’s start of with the meaning of education. Education is acquiring knowledge. Having knowledge does not mean having a university degree, it actually means having a set of skills, having the ability to perform a wide multitude of tasks. A formal education is going to school and learning about the languages, the... [+] Read more
Many people think that having more money leads to happiness? Is that really true?
According to a paper by the National Bureau of Economic Research, people with higher education live a longer life. Some researchers say that it is the income due to the higher education that leads to happiness. Most researchers disagree, they say money does help treat sickness, but higher education prevents people from getting sick in the first place. For example, people with a college degree live a healthier lifestyle, they are more informed about staying healthy and most importantly, they have higher paying... [+] Read more
Finding happiness is a universally promoted value. Although, constantly searching to be happy has been found to give opposite effects. It is a paradox. In fact, two researchers, Brett Ford and Matt Killingsworth, examined the causes and consequences of searching for happiness.
“The paradox of happiness is that even though the objective conditions of our lives have improved dramatically, we haven't actually gotten any happier”, said Matt Killingsworth at the TEDxCambridge Conference in November 2011. As Americans, we tend to buy happiness. We buy new technologies because we expect... [+] Read more
The article is about the psychology of happiness. The author of the article, Dr. Jeremy Dean, recommends to his readers 10 easy activities scientifically proven that could make us happier everyday. The first activity is to mentally subtract something good from your life so that we appreciate it even more. The second activity is to send a thankful message to someone, which is also suppose to makes us appreciate what we have. The third activity is to spend money on someone else. It makes us feel like a good person that does not only think about herself. The fourth activity is to do some... [+] Read more
800 cups of coffee have been bought by the same person to give them back to strangers. Why? To share happiness. Some studies had shown that spending money for someone else would “increase” your level of happiness, because you are not only thinking about yourself.
Monica Kavanaugh bought 800 cups of coffee to give them back to the staff of the Edmonton Royal Alexandra Hospital because they took care of her father. It was a way to thank them. In this article, you can read the entire story and the effect of her act on the population. It has an impact on the hospital staff because they were thank... [+] Read more