“I feel great” may not be that good.

  Imagine you are a young man living in a nice city. You are healthy and attractive. You have skills and are professionally qualified. You are attractive to women. Life is good. The future appears bright. You are happy. One day you realise that your life had been a lie. You are actually a prisoner […]

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Study of a mental state- Happiness

Suraj drove his new Ford Fiesta through the oppressive morning traffic. It was a Monday. He reflected that he was very happy with life. That was what he had recorded in his diary yesterday evening. His friend James, the Psychologist had asked him to. Record his level of happiness every day. Was he miserable, a […]

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Is happiness, a thing?

One day the teacher asked a class of ten year-olds what they wanted to become when they grew up. One boy jumped up- ‘I want to be a doctor’. ‘Oh, Very good’, said the teacher. Many others followed. ‘Teacher’, ‘Truck driver’, ‘Singer’- The children came up with many professions. One girl said that she just […]

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