The Happiness Hypothesis


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The earth is comprised of right around 7 billion people. We all come from different backgrounds whether they are racial, religious, socio-economic; the list goes on. The one common denominator between all of us is this: we want to be happy.

Psychologist Sigmund Freud was once asked what the purpose of life is. I’m paraphrasing here but he said something along the lines of “As to the question of the purpose to life I cannot give you a definitive answer, but what I can do is take a look at the behavior of humans to try to determine what motivates them.” What he came up with is that human beings constantly strive to move towards more intense states of pleasure and to move away from pain. There is not a human being who doesn’t fit this description in my opinion. Regardless of background I can assume that…

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