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Why are Dutch GPs so much happier?

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h6870 (Published 29 December 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h6870

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 January 2016
Hugh Mann
Physician
Retired
New York, NY, USA