November 1, 2006

Had a Good Life?

There is no objective way to tell if you have had good life, a good day, or a good hour. Your life is a success based only upon your judgment.
—David Niven, Ph.D. in Number 34 of The 100 Simple Secrets of Happy People

Knowing whether someone has recently suffered a personal set-back or personal triumph is not as good a predictor of how satisfied they are with their lives as is knowing how they perceive the causes and consequences of those events.
—Staats, S., M. Armstrong-Stassen, and C. Partillo. 1957. "Student Well-Being: Are They Better Off Now?" Social Indicators Research 34:93

Source: The 100 Simple Secrets of Happy People: What Scientists Have Learned and How You Can Use It. by David Niven, Ph.D. 2000 HarperCollins ISBN: 0-06-251650-7
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Posted by niganit at November 1, 2006 7:43 AM
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