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We are all in the search of happiness, but the failure of finding it can cause us all kinds of frustrations and psychological issues. First of all, it is tricky to even define happiness: is it having what you want or wanting what you have? A new research published in the Psychological Science tested this. The results point that people can grow accustomed to their possessions, which in the end bring them less happiness.
Nevertheless, people can keep wanting the things they have and it is precisely this category that experiences the highest level of happiness.

The team, made by Texas Tech University psychologist Jeff Larsen and Amie McKibban of Wichita State University, asked undergraduate subjects to fill in a questionnaire assessing if they possessed 52 different material items, like a car, a stereo or a bed.

"Simply having a bunch of things is not the key to happiness. Our data show that you also need to appreciate those things you have. It’s also important to keep your desire for things you don’t own in check," said Larsen.

In the cases of subjects who owned a personal car, they were asked to rate how much they had wanted the car they possessed. In the case of subjects devoid of a car, they had to rate how much they wanted this item. Based on their answers, the researchers assessed the extent to which subjects desired what they possessed and possessed what they desired.

It clearly showed that wanting what you have and having what you want do not automatically generate the same happiness levels. Persons possessing what they wanted seemed to generally appreciate those items, but the link presented significantly various happiness outcomes. Subjects who appreciated more what they possessed were much happier than those who were more indifferent to what material things they had.

Another possession and happiness correlation was that subjects having more of what they wanted had reached higher levels of happiness compared to those who had less of what they targeted.

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« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2008, 09:25:02 PM »
Fore me, Happiness is only a passing scene in  life just  compared it to an extreme orgasm after sex.   Happiness is made of to satisfies ones ego boost. Happiness is incomplete without honestly earning it first. I think...if you are really 100% happy in every seconds of your life, you might be considered as insane. You must have to experience  what a mesirable sadness means to feel what happiness really is?

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« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2008, 11:03:11 PM »
Happiness is man-made construct to describe the feeling of ecstasy and euphoria that is felt after an impressive act, or a memorable moment. It is socially constructed; typical of socio-psychological interaction.

'Happiness' is manifested when a human completes a feat that is considered 'acceptable, preferred, romantic, great' in society. The biological explanation is that the brain works precipitously in that the hypothalamus region of the central nervous system produces the hormone called endorphine, which saturates the body with ecstasy after a great event. The brain will also secrete the hormone called serotonin, which is responsible for euphoric feelings, which results in a sense of "contentness", "happiness", "reassuredness". 

Happiness is all in the mind. Literally. Specifically in the interior of the basal neuroglia within in recesses of the hypothalamus.

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« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2008, 11:09:00 PM »
So technically, happiness is made up of organo-chemical composition. Specifically basal nucleotides with said protein chains. These basal nucleotides and protein chains will therefore make up the hormones serotonin and endorphine--which are responsible for the 'happiness' feeling.

Without the basicity of the nucleotides G(guanine), C(cytosine), A(adenosine) and T(thymine), then there will be no composition of neuro-receptors, which are responsible for transmitting the said hormones. No euphoria, no ecstasy, no reward.

Everything stems back to the molecular biological level.


To answer the question, biology makes happiness. :)

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A sure way to lose happiness, I found, is to want it at the expense of everything else. - Bette Davis
Romans 10:9-10
"If you declare with your mouth, Jesus is Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved."

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Happiness = Surge of Serotonin

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Happiness: an agreeable sensation arising from contemplating the misery of another.

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hadloka pod ni, isles.

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ikaw na lay mag-ambrose bierce (one of my favorite american wits). 

incidentally, i believe there's no exact english one-word equivalent of the german term for this feeling--- schadenfreude. ;D   

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I won't be surprised if Schadenfreude is your middle name... ;D


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