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the happiness formula

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by shifty_uk, 31 May 2006.

  1. shifty_uk


    Joined: 27 Sep 2004

    Posts: 12,955

    Location: Glasgow

    Anyone watching this on the television right now? Its on channel 2.

    Basically, its about happiness(as you probably guessed), its explaining how people are happier when they bond, and have good communities. People that interact more etc, live longer, and its saying how people during the 40's, 50's were alot happier than people are now, because there was good communities etc. The presenter wen't to an asian country(can't remember the name of the place?), and he found out that they didn't have televisions until a couple of years ago, and as soon as they got televisions, that was the communities, and family time out of the window, they don't bond as much anymore.

    Ah, its just finished as I write this. Perhaps someone will be able to tell you more about what happend in the program.

    What do you all this about this?
    Do you think that bonding, and having great friends and communities is the way forward? Do you think there correct, saying that it makes people alot happier, and even live longer?

    Here's a description of the program from yahoo:
  2. Beans on toast Dave


    Joined: 27 Mar 2004

    Posts: 4,307

    Location: Telford

    explains why i am a misrable bugger then!!!!!!!1
  3. Greenlizard0

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 15 Mar 2004

    Posts: 28,189

    Location: Liverpool

    It's probably true......When I went to India 10 years ago everybody used to come out at night and say hello to each other, even the kids and teens. Nowadays they mostly stay indoors as the middle class is very westernised!
  4. Beren


    Joined: 30 Jul 2004

    Posts: 2,833

    Location: Auckland

    Umm is this a trick question? :confused:

    I grew up in Suffolk in a strong village community, having spent a couple of years in London and then 3 years in Birmingham I am now going back home...
  5. Roberta


    Joined: 27 Mar 2004

    Posts: 4,756

    Location: Swansea

    Happiness Formula:

    Dawn + Paul + wrestling = :D
  6. reflex

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 8 Jan 2005

    Posts: 1,609

    Location: Bideford/swansea uni

    Mmmmm nice sig!
  7. aardvark


    Joined: 2 Jan 2005

    Posts: 8,073

    Location: leeds

    happiness is a state of mind, not a set of circumstances although knowing that doesn't necessarily help you get happier.

    human beings, like all their close relatives, are genetically programmed to form communities as it is a evolutionary advantage - it stands to reason that this would make us happy.
  8. Nitefly

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 24 Sep 2005

    Posts: 33,499

    Your happyness rating, from 0-1 =
  9. penski


    Joined: 9 May 2005

    Posts: 20,834

    Location: NE8

    "Happiness is not having what you want. Happiness is wanting what you have."

    Ne'er a truer word spoken.

  10. Doohickey


    Joined: 8 Aug 2004

    Posts: 9,341

    Location: Shropshire

    Who said that?
  11. penski


    Joined: 9 May 2005

    Posts: 20,834

    Location: NE8

    Rabbi Schachtel

  12. Doohickey


    Joined: 8 Aug 2004

    Posts: 9,341

    Location: Shropshire

    Ah, thanks. And you're right. I will remember that.
  13. singist


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 4,446

    Location: Student Hell Headingley


    My self and my neighbours have a great time in the summer when we can get together outside ... BBQs etc or just sitting/drinking and chatting .... 16 flats and nearly everyone comes to join in at some point.

    Throw your TV away ..... meet real people, learn what OTHER people need/want/love/hate etc ... much more enjoyable than sitting inside watching **** on the TV.

    I mean this! ..................... it works!

    Peace to the world/power to the people! .... ****, no! ....showing my age now ...

    Seriously, the enjoyment one gets from actually "interacting" with other people is not to be scoffed at.

    We could all live better lives if we tried to be friendly and get away from our selfish me!me!me! lives.