Ricard: Happiness revisited.

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“Happiness rises with social involvement and participation in volunteer organizations, the practice of sports or music, and membership in leisure clubs.
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It is closely tied to the maintenance and quality of private relationships.
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People who are married or cohabiting are, in general, significantly happier than singles, widows and widowers, or the divorced or separated living alone.
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As for the children of divided parents, they are twice as likely to experience a variety of social, psychological, or academic problems.
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Happiness tends to be greater among those who have paying work.
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Death rate and incidences of illness, depression, suicide, and alcoholism are notably higher among the unemployed.
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And yet housewives are no more dissatisfied than professionals.
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It is also interesting to note that that retirement makes life not less satisfying, but rather more so.
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The elderly see their lives as slightly less pleasant than those of the young, but they enjoy more stable overall satisfaction and feel more positive emotions.
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Age, it seems, can grant relative wisdom.
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Happiness tends to be more pronounced among highly energetic people in good physical condition.”
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One response to this post.

  1. I think the elder are awesome when they throw the past away, gain more wisdom…and more innocent like the child. :))

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