Happiness and life satisfaction among United States adolescents, which increased between 1991 and 2011, suddenly declined after 2012. By 2016-17, both adults and adolescents were reporting significantly less happiness than they had in the 2000s.
Hedonic adaptation is the tendency for people to return to a baseline happiness level regardless of what happens to them. A study conducted on lottery winners and paraplegics concluded that neither group was either happier or sadder less than 6 months after the event.
Cherophobia (fear of happiness) is an attitude towards happiness in which individuals may deliberately avoid experiences that invoke positive emotions or happiness because they think something bad will happen after.
According to a 2011 North Korean government study; China is the world’s happiest nation, followed by North Korea. “The American Empire” came in last.
The wife’s happiness is more important than her husband’s when it comes to keeping a happy, lasting marriage, in a study that surveyed older couples married for an average of 39 years.
Cherophobia is the fear of being too happy because “something tragic” will happen.
Studies show day-to-day happiness increases with income until you hit $75k per year. After that, increased income does nothing to increase happiness.
According to neuroscience recordings of brain waves Matthieu Ricard, a Buddhist monk, is literally the happiest person ever tested.
North Korean “researchers” have concluded that North Korea is the second happiest country behind China.
There is scientific evidence that money can buy you happiness.