originally written in July 22, 2009 at 12:03 am.
Just quoting a random health article published in MSN Health. That scientific-yet-romantic explanation without any intention to poeticizing the sentences… just felt very deep.
Happiness is stubborn; hard to find, difficult to augment. Circumstances under our control (employment, education, money) account for only about 10 to 15 percent of our “subjective well-being”, the technical term for how good we judge life to be.
Happiness is largely due to personality traits and temperament; the torments or glories of fate don’t make a huge difference in how we feel.
Hint: Enjoy the little things; being pleased frequently has more influence on well-being than being happy once in a while.