Happiness – it’s up to you!

Happiness – it’s up to you!

By TOM MUHA, For The Capital

Published January 25, 2009

A 2005 study found that 54 percent of the adult population in the U.S. is languishing.

That means the majority of Americans lack any great enthusiasm for life, which undoubtedly accounts for our nation ranking 16th in the 2008 global well-being study.

Most of us are not actively and productively engaged in all vital aspects of life – exercising, working, loving, parenting, socializing, playing and cultivating spirituality.

It has been said that the greatest obstacle to learning something is thinking you already know it. Positive psychologists have found that most of what people think will make them happy is flat out wrong. Their research has uncovered three major myths surrounding happiness that permeate our society.

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