How Happy Are You?

happy_people_jumping_desktop_1680x1050_free-wallpaper-418[C]onservative women are particularly blissful: about 40 percent say they are very happy. That makes them slightly happier than conservative men and significantly happier than liberal women. The unhappiest of all are liberal men; only about a fifth consider themselves very happy.

About half of happiness is genetically determined. Up to an additional 40 percent comes from the things that have occurred in our recent past — but that won’t last very long.

That leaves just about 12 percent under our control.

Source: Arthur C. Brooks.

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  1. Perry says:

    “The unhappiest of all are liberal men; only about a fifth consider themselves very happy.”

    That would expain it then.

  2. Wally says:

    I wonder if there is an alcohol to happiness ratio

  3. Trent says:

    “These researchers found that we inherit a surprising proportion of our happiness at any given moment — around 48 percent.”

    Thousands are now blaming their parents.

  4. Lucas says:

    “That leaves just about 12 percent. That might not sound like much, but the good news is that we can bring that 12 percent under our control.”

    Of course it doesn’t sounds like much, it isn’t!

  5. JD says:

    This explains why liberals are always trying to ruin everything.

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