Is Happiness Overrated?

March 16th, 2011 by drlinsf in Lins Bits

Tuesday, March 15, 2011   In the Lab    WSJ

Study Finds Physical Benefits to Some (Not All) Good Feelings

The relentless pursuit of happiness may be doing us more harm than good.

Some researchers say happiness as people usually think of it—the experience of pleasure or positive feelings—is far less important to physical health than the type of well-being that comes from engaging in meaningful activity. Researchers refer to this latter state as “eudaimonic well-being.”


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