Money can't buy happiness. Happiness, however, can buy you a longer life. A new study published in the National Academy of Sciences found older people who are happy have a 35% lower risk of dying over a five-year period than unhappy people.
But, how does one attain happiness? That was the topic when noted author and lecturer on spiritual matters Deepak Chopra stopped by The Daily Ticker set earlier this week to chat with Aaron Task.
Chopra, the co-author of the book War of the Worldviews, says happiness can be boiled down to a formula.
Happiness = set point in the brain (how you look at a situation) + conditions of living + voluntary choices
Let's take a closer look at these variables.
1. Set point in the brain
Whether you're a glass half full or half empty kind of person is largely formed at a young age. "Unfortunately, this happiness set point is determined for us in our childhood in the first three years of our life," says Chopra. WhileRead More »from Deepak Chopra: Money Can’t Buy Happiness