Are you young? If you’re in the 18-22 age bracket, we’ll say you are. Now, would you consider your moments of peaceful contentment ‘happiness’? Yes? Stop lying to yourself, you’re not happy. That’s just silly! Well, that’s what the research of Wharton professor Cassie Mogliner has concluded.
In a recent study, Mogliner found that 60% of youths associate happiness with excitement, while 80% of the older crowd finds happiness in contentment. (How do you apply math to happiness?) In her research, Mogliner did surveys, played music for participants and scanned blogs (!) for key words associated with happiness. This last part makes us excited, thus we are happy.