View Poll Results: What do you think makes people the most happy? (Pick up to three)

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  • Being married and/or in a long-term relationship

    24 64.86%
  • Having kids

    8 21.62%
  • Socializing with friends

    23 62.16%
  • Being wealthy in material/financial terms

    13 35.14%
  • Exercising regularly

    14 37.84%
  • Being religious and/or spiritual

    6 16.22%
  • Being well-educated

    10 27.03%
  • Having leisure time

    25 67.57%
  • Working a job they enjoy, with people they like

    26 70.27%
  • Donating time and/or money to charity

    13 35.14%
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Thread: What makes people happy?

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    What makes people happy?

    We all know that for some people, the pursuit of happiness seems to be a dead end. Some people pursue what they think will make them happy, only to find out that they're wrong. I was discussing this with some of my friends the other day, and I was curious as to what you all thought were the biggest drivers in human happiness. Obviously everyone is different and the things that make one person happy might not necessarily make someone else happy...but I'm talking about on average. What do you think are the biggest determining factors in whether or not someone is happy?

    I could only include ten options, so if you think I missed something important please specify in the comments.
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    Re: What makes people happy?

    I think it is a combination of the above but if I had to choose one it would be family/ spending time with my family

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    Re: What makes people happy?

    a love marriage, to work in a job which you like, and donating money may be a strong opportunity to be happy..

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    Re: What makes people happy?

    Orgasms, lots and lots of orgasms.
    So follow me into the desert
    As desperate as you are
    Where the moon is glued to a picture of heaven
    And all the little pigs have God

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    Re: What makes people happy?

    A nice dose of Schadenfreude
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    Re: What makes people happy?

    I'm disappointed. There was no choice for "watching hippies get maced by the cops"! Ahh, true bliss

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    Re: What makes people happy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    I could only include ten options, so if you think I missed something important please specify in the comments.
    There is really way too few sex and drug related options provided in this poll.
    Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.

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    Re: What makes people happy?

    optimal levels of serotonin?

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    Re: What makes people happy?

    Socializing, exercising, donating.

    Those are my three.
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    It has happened before, but there is nothing to compare it to now.
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