Sunday, August 17, 2014

The secret of happiness? lower expectations say UK scientists...

The secret of happiness? LOWER your expectations:
from (link to full article):
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/The-secret-happiness-LOWER-expectations-A-good-day-things-going-better-expected.html

A good day is when things are going better than expected

British scientists found that day-to-day wellbeing does not reflect how well things are going, but whether things are going better than expected
Dr Robb Rutledge of University College London said his team were surprised to find just how important expectation is
While low expectations can make us happy if they are exceeded later, having high expectations to begin with make us happy earlier
His team combined the contrasting aspects of expectation and its impact on happiness and wrote it into a mathematical equation

The equation accurately predicted people’s happiness, they said.

By BEN SPENCER