Science agrees: Meaning beats happiness

Hedonic adaptation:  the tendency for people to return to a baseline happiness level regardless of what happens to them.

A study conducted on lottery winners and paraplegics concluded that neither group was either happier or sadder less than 6 months after the event.


Get yerself sum!

A person’s long-term happiness is not significantly affected by otherwise impacting events.  So if you were an unhappy misery-guts before the impacting event, you’re definitely going to need extra help to see the bright side of life.