Why should one be concerned about happiness? The reasons can be linked to the person being more successful; hard working; more caring; healthier; creative thinking; and are socially engaged. Note, misery makes people self obsessed and inactive.
Happiness is something everyone wants to have. You may be successful and have a lot of money, but without happiness it will be meaningless. Happiness is a decision. Your happiness is your decision to make.
Dan Gilbert asks, Why are we happy?
Harvard psychologist Dan Gilbert says our beliefs about what will make us happy are often wrong — a premise he supports with intriguing research, and explains in his accessible and entertaining presentation.
Now you can try out questionnaires on assessing your happiness on www.authentichappiness.org