Martin Seligman 'Flourishing - a new understanding of wellbeing
Can you really be happier by practicing certain virtues? One study says you can.
Happiness has 3 main components: a genetically pre-determined set point (50%), environmental factors (10%), and intentional activities (%40). As Abraham Lincoln said, “folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be” is true, at least 40% of the time. What types of intentional activities can we do to increase our happiness? One possibility is to strengthen in certain key virtues.