Australian scientists have published in a popular science journal The Psychological Science the list of “ingredients” necessary for a person to feel truly happy, and also commented on the list of prerequisites for happiness.
According to them, the notorious list looks like this:
- healthy lifestyle
- ability to dream
- proper goal-setting
- belief in realization of one’s goals and hopes
- labor of love
- participation in social life
- correct choice of life partner.
Concerning the last item, the authors expressed confidence that in fact the correct choice of a spouse is a fundamental ingredient for a happy self-sentiment because psychological incompatibility in a family usually leads to failure in all other spheres of life, but understanding that you have a strong rear makes us confident and calm, and this in itself is a guarantee of success, the psychologists emphasized.
Curiously, material well-being was not included in the list of “happy” ingredients: according to the authors, money is just a component and consequence of item 5 (favorite work), and money alone does not affect the sense of happiness.
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