Happiness is an emotion that has been variously described. It is not being on a ‘high’ as some are prone to think, neither is it a state where stress is absent. Happiness is brought about by truthfully addressing various aspects of our lives and living life to its fullest.
So, do you want to find out your happiness score? Answer the following questions and find out if you are leading a happy and fulfilling life!
Based on the World Values Survey (WVS), that was published in the journal Perspectives on Psychological Science. "Researchers measured happiness [in 97 nations] by simply asking people how happy they were, and how satisfied they were with their lives as a whole."
In this survey it was found that the citizens of Denmark were the happiest lot, Puerto Ricans were second and this was followed by people from Colombia. Residents of the United States ranked 16th in the survey.
Based on this the researchers concluded that the ingredients for happiness included increased personal freedom, prosperity, and social tolerance. They also inferred that the acquisition of wealth and the opportunity to use it as one wants without social criticism makes us happy.