Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Happiness

What a lot of coverage happiness is getting at the moment; BBC News last night and the Today programme this morning

It has got me thinking - Is it important not to lose something once you’ve tasted it e.g. difficult to go back to that one bedroom flat once you’ve had the 4 bedroom detached house, difficult to be single once you’ve been married, difficult to have poor health if you’ve always been healthy?

I’m sure there is some research which contradicts this - suggesting that dramatic changes such as winning the lottery and becoming paraplegic do not affect happiness levels beyond the short-term