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100 Things/ 100 Interesting Things About Happiness

The first part of the brief for the communication of the 100 things research topic of Happiness is consider the information I have gathered and how this information is interesting, how it can be combined and manipulated to create new meaning of develop further areas of focus to develop and research, the first step of this process was to go through and analysis the information I had collected I choose 100 interesting about Happiness from the information. I felt this process was very informing as up until this point I had only really considered the information I had gathered on a surface level however when engaging and considered the information, I become informed I developed a greater understanding and looking at the research as a whole enabled me to make links between pieces of information which strengthened my understanding of the subject. I found that I could easily find lot's of interesting information in each format of information I collected I therefore decided to choose 25 interesting things from each format to form the 100 things this way the research I would present to other would still be varied. 

The 100 Things I selected as interesting
  1. If you want to be happy, be. ~Leo Tolstoy 
  2. People aged 20-24 are sad for an average of 3.4 days per month as opposed to just 2.3 days for people aged 65-74 
  3. Thirty-seven percent of the people on Forbes' list of Wealthiest Americans are less happy than the average American 
  4. At any given time, one forth of Americans are mildly depressed 
  5. 81% people think that the governments primary objective should be to create the greatest happiness, not the greatest wealth 
  6. 94% of people in iceland said they were happy (Happiness Net) 
  7. 91% of people in Denmark, sweden and Netherlands said they were happy (Happiness Net) 
  8. 90% of people in australia said they were happy (Happiness Net) 
  9. United Kingdom is the 9th happiest country in the world with 87% of the population saying they are happy (Happiness Net) 
  10. Older people report being 18 percent happier than young folk 
  11. Starbucks regulars are 2 percent happier than McDonald’s regulars 
  12. Those born with two long alleles of the gene known as 5HTT are 17.3 percent happier than those with two short 5HTT alleles 
  13. Pilots are 222 percent happier than construction workers 
  14. Actors are 364 percent happier than roofers 
  15. If you're an orthodontist, there's a 99 percent chance that you're happy 
  16. 23 percent of those whose household income is below $20,000 said they were happy 
  17. Half of those earning at least $150,000 a year describe themselves as very happy 
  18. Grateful people are 25 percent happier than ingrates 
  19. The City of London is the happiest place in Britain with With an approval rating of 92.4% 
  20. 57% of people who have worked at company for more than 15 years said they were happy 
  21. 14% of people who have only worked for a company for 5 years or less said they were happy 
  22. General and administrative jobs have the highest amount of happiness, with 64% saying they were happy   
  23. Sales and marketing and executive leadership only 7% said they were happy 
  24. People with incomes over 75,000 are the most happy with 38% saying they are happy 
  25. Postgradutes are the most happy with 36% saying they are happy 
  26. High School students are the least happy with 31% describing themselves as happy 
  27. The term 'Happiness' is said to be derived from the feeling of one's belly being tickled by seaweed 
  28. Our circumstances (income and environment) affect only about 10 percent of our happiness level 
  29. 40% is of our happiness is accounted for by our outlook and activities, including our relationships, friendships and jobs, our engagement in the community and our involvement in sports and hobbies 
  30. In the USA clinical depression is 3-10 times more common today than two generations ago 
  31. Richer workers tend to be happier than poorer colleagues 
  32. Happy people tend to have greater potential to become rich 
  33. People who suffer strokes or other debilitating diseases suffer tremendously in the short term but after a while their happiness is only slightly below the average of the population 
  34. Women tend to experience their all-time lowest life satisfaction at age 37 
  35. Men typically experience their all-time lowest life satisfaction at age 42 
  36. Studies of Olympic athletes found that bronze medal winners are happier than silver medal winners and sometimes happier than gold medallists 
  37. After basic needs are met, extra material wealth has little or no effect on life satisfaction or happiness 
  38. People in steady relationships are generally happier than singles 
  39. In nations with high levels of income equality, such as the Scandinavian countries, happiness tends to be higher than in nations with unequal wealth distribution, such as the USA 
  40. Education and intelligence do not make you more happy than anyone else 
  41. Americans consider happiness more important to them than money, moral goodness, and even going to Heaven 
  42. Happiness breeds more happiness 
  43. Happiness is a word that refers to a state that can’t be defined in words. Many words point to happiness – peace, ease, well being, love – but none of them defines it accurately. True happiness is a state, an experience 
  44. Happiness is a choice 
  45. Estimates suggest that the increase in salary needed to compensate in happiness for not being in a close relationship was £50,000 
  46. Emotions last only a few seconds. If you've ever been stuck in a bad mood for days on end, this might sound unlikely. But the reality is that each emotion we experience lasts only a few seconds 
  47. When we want something and then attain it, we don’t seem to be any better off. They called this the hedonic treadmill, It’s like we are walking on a treadmill but not really getting anywhere because we are adapting to things 
  48. Winners of the lottery's life satisfaction was not significantly greater a year after winning 
  49. In the mid-18th century, the Scottish philosopher Frances Hutcheson was the first to describe the best society as the one that had "the greatest happiness of the greatest number 
  50. Economic stability has a large effect on the happiness of society, while long-term economic growth has little. Unemployment reduces happiness by as much as bereavement 
  51. Happy people worry less about making mistakes – and consequently make fewer mistakes 
  52. Happy people live an average of 9 years longer than unhappy people 
  53. After the loss of a spouse it can take several years to regain the previous level of well-being 
  54. Barbara Fredrickson from the University of Michigan claims that positive emotions have a grand purpose in evolution. Positive emotional mind sets widen our range of thoughts and actions, fostering play, exploration and creativity. We become open to new ideas and new experiences 
  55. Happiness extended as much as 3 degrees of separation 
  56. Happiness is so important to us, both as individuals and as a world, primarily because happiness is really all there is 
  57. Blessed 
  58. Blest 
  59. Blissful 
  60. Blithe 
  61. Captivated 
  62. Cheerful 
  63. Chipper 
  64. Content 
  65. Contented 
  66. Chirpy 
  67. Convivial 
  68. Delighted 
  69. Ecstatic 
  70. Elated 
  71. Exultant 
  72. Gay 
  73. Glad 
  74. Gleeful 
  75. Glee 
*Also includes 25 images selected from the 100 images I initially researched

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