Nov 10 2009

The Pursuit of Happiness

Published by at 12:46 pm under Love/Joy/Happiness

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The Pursuit of Happiness

A couple of years ago I wrote an article for selfgrowth.com about the pursuit of happiness. (It’s also available on my personal website.)

Yesterday, Dr. Oz was talking about happiness and showed a chart that indicates the sources of our happiness. I found it extremely interesting as it indicates that our genes are responsible for 50% of our happiness! Isn’t that amazing?

The other thing that intrigued me was that only 10% of our happiness is dictated by our circumstances.

That may be difficult to believe if you’ve just been laid off from your job, or you’re going through a health crisis or some other distressing challenge, but if you have happiness in your genes and you make it your intention to create more happiness in your life, there’s no reason why you can’t… just be happy!

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