How Much of Your Happiness Can You Control?

So we’ve learned that everything we do is for the sake of happiness and that this site is aimed at maximizing happiness for you, my lovely readers. That’s all well and good, but how much can our thoughts and actions actually boost our happiness?

The answer is: more than they have been but less than you might think. Continue reading “How Much of Your Happiness Can You Control?”

It’s All About Optimizing Happiness

The vast majority of decisions that we make are made, whether consciously or subconsciously, because we think that they will make us happier.

We end a relationship because we think there is someone out there that will make us happier or we start a new relationship because we think it will bring the happiness that we have been missing. We take the higher paying new job so that we can buy more things and experiences that make us happy. Or maybe to pay others to do things that make us unhappy, like cleaning the house or mowing the lawn. Continue reading “It’s All About Optimizing Happiness”