How People Talk About Happiness vs. What They Actually Feel

One of my favorite blogs is Happiness and Public Policy which contains wonderful postings on research and news on this often elusive pursuit. This morning there’s a devastating critique of a Financial Times piece linking happiness, suicides, and economic growth. My big takeaway is "We don’t even know if there is a lawlike relationship (the kind necessary to support valid scientific generalizations) between the way people talk about happiness and the way that actually feel."

This would be a good topic for the Q2 meeting of the Silicon Valley Junto.

One Response to How People Talk About Happiness vs. What They Actually Feel

  1. Chris Yeh says:

    As you know, Ben, I think the question of happiness is the most important question an individual can answer.

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