What is happiness determined by?

  • 50% of our happiness is determined by genetics
  • 10% of our happiness is determined by circumstance (Example: getting married, rich or having kids)
  •  We “hedonically” adapt to circumstances that make us happy. Our circumstances do not permanently make us happy; it becomes the status quo.
  • 40% of happiness is determined by intentional activity or what you do. Luckily, this 40% is in our direct control. 
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By Wells Baum

Wells Baum is a daily blogger who writes about Life & Arts. He's also the author of and four books.