A couple of weeks ago Radio National's" Background Briefing" programme centred on happiness and included "expert opinion" plus controlled trials of various events and their resulting effect on the subjects' happiness. Some of the results were surprising and interesting.
The topic may be a bit abstract for this forum, but I thought it would be interesting to know what makes members happy.
How do you define being happy?
What is the difference between happiness and contentment?
What makes you sad?
What makes you angry?
Do you have an expectation of being happy, or would you concur with Thoreau's suggestion that "most men lead lives of quiet desperation"?
There are plenty of thinkers on this forum. Any contributions to the above?
Best wishes to all