Chapter 51


If you want to be happy, be.

Leo Tolstoy

Happiness is a state of mind. It has been widely found that the key ingredients of happiness are good health, good relationships and satisfying work.

Although wealth is not related to happiness and sometimes contributes to misery, research at the Brookings Institute in the U.S. has found that there is a correlation between income levels and happiness up to a certain point beyond which wealth may add to happiness. They also found that married people are happier than unmarried people.

The Journal of Personality and Social Psychology published by the American Psychology Association found in a survey the happy people have competence, independence, closeness, and self esteem.

To be happy you must have a high self esteem and think of yourself in positive ways. Next is that you be in a vocation or profession which you enjoy and are good at and do your job well. Further you should be in independent control of your work or profession.. Finally you need to have some good close relationships that give you the warmth and comfort of family, friends, colleagues etc

You should keep good

health, have good

relationships and be

engaged in satisfying