What is the happiness? It is an ultimate question many people have struggled to answer so far.
Those days it was an issue that only philosophers could address. But in recent years several ways of science are near to define the happiness.
Combining the results of many studies, it is highly likely that there are some crucial factors forming happiness. They are introduced in this article below.
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In this article, seven ways to make you feel happy are referred.
1. HAVE A HIGH INCOME
2. BE IN CONTROL OF YOUR FINANCES
3. SPEND MONEY ON EXPERIENCES
4. BUY YOURSELF TIME
5. SPEND MONEY ON OTHERS
6. NURTURE STRONG RELATIONSHIPS
7. HAVE A SENSE OF PURPOSE
These items seem reasonable. And I believe the order of the items in this list is important. First of all, you have to have enough money before you become happy. Money is a necessary condition, but not a sufficient condition for a happy life. If you feel unsafe, starving, or lack many commodities, you can be hardly satisfied in spite of a sense of purpose.
This concept of happiness is similar to Maslow's hierarchy of need. It is a popular theory in considering the development of human mind. Maslow, a psychologist suggested that a person has to meet the needs composed of five processes in order: physiological needs, safety needs, belongings and love needs, esteem needs, and finally self-actualization.
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Thus, we are the being to pursue something which lets us feel we are important. However, it is the final stage of the life, arriving after all other needs are met.