The key questions to ask are: "What causes these differences in happiness?"
And most importantly, "What can we do to be happier?"
Our research shows the happiest people in the world are the most loving people, they are very kind, caring, compassionate and they have high ethics and integrity.
Habitually happy people love what they do, they love the people around them, they love their work and they love themselves. Love truly does propel happiness. Optimism, love and joy characterize happy people, cultures and countries.
In the Western world, many people chase after "Success" thinking "Success" will bring them happiness but they are often very disappointed. Happiness and “Success” are two very different things.
There are lots of very "Successful" people who are not especially happy. Michael Jackson comes to mind.
America's focus on competition and material “Success” at the expense of love, caring, community and compassion lowers our comparative Happiness index.
In bad economic times, when material “Success” is elusive for so many, we feel even worse.
The secret to happiness is so simple it almost seems trite, but it works.
Fuel your life and your work with love. Love what you do, love the people around you, love your work, your tasks and love yourself. Revolt and rebel against letting hardships down your spirits. Resolve to triumph and be happy despite your difficulties.
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