This is a question that we’re often asked, and the results are interesting and sometimes amusing. So we’ve put together an interactive diagram showing the 75 most popular search terms for the past three months. What do you think the most searched-for word is?
Are you satisfied with your life? How are you feeling? Does either question tell us what we really want to know?
I would suggest that when we talk about happiness, we are actually referring, much of the time, to a complex emotional phenomenon. Call it emotional well-being. Happiness as emotional well-being concerns your emotions and moods, more broadly your emotional condition as a whole. To be happy is to inhabit a favorable emotional state.
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