Check out this recently published article in Resurgence by Robert Holden, one of my favorite happiness authors.
Here’s an excerpt:
In my latest book, Be Happy, I have written: “Your definition of happiness will influence every significant decision in your life.” It is essential, therefore, that individuals and governments alike keep happiness on the agenda because, more than ever before, humanity needs a better understanding of happiness. We have learned so much, about atoms and galaxies and other things, but we still do not understand ourselves very well; we still go to war too often, and there is still too much suffering.
How happy are you on a scale of 1-10? It may not seem like an important question, but research shows it is not fluff, not just icing on the cake. It IS the cake! Do you know what makes you happy?