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Observations Body Politic

Clap along if you feel like happiness is linked to money

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g6733 (Published 12 November 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g6733

Prescription for Happiness


There are two kinds of happiness: real, inner happiness; and false, superficial happiness. Real, inner happiness is the spontaneous contentment that comes from good health, creative work, and loving relationships. False, superficial happiness is the contrived fun that comes from addictions, possessions, and power. It's important to distinguish between the two kinds of happiness, and to not settle for false happiness.


Competing interests: No competing interests

12 November 2014
Hugh Mann
Physician
Retired
New York, USA