Sandra Bullock and Happiness

There is a wonderful OpEd in the New York Times from David Brooks on Happiness and Success and I highly recommend you read it. Here are some snippets I really liked:

“The daily activities most associated with happiness are sex, socializing after work and having dinner with others. The daily activity most injurious to happiness is commuting. According to one study, joining a group that meets even just once a month produces the same happiness gain as doubling your income. According to another, being married produces a psychic gain equivalent to more than $100,000 a year.”

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“The overall impression from this research is that economic and professional success exists on the surface of life, and that they emerge out of interpersonal relationships, which are much deeper and more important.”

Here is the link to the article: Sandra Bullock and Happiness