Happiness is made up of a combination of factors, but in general, there are only two factors that affect happiness
According to the theory of social justice and balance of opportunity, objective factors are, on the whole, “equal” for everyone.
Therefore, in terms of individual happiness, the influence of subjective factors is crucial, i.e., both the awareness and idea of happiness (subjective desire and need for happiness) and the behavior of happiness. In short, the state of mind determines the state, and the state acts back on the state of mind, so it is necessary to form a positive interaction between the concept and behavior of happiness, knowledge and action, to achieve coordination, unification and promotion of the state of mind and state.
The Happy Elements
The first is physical and mental health. According to the questionnaire, 77.2% of the people listed this one as the first element of happiness in life. The popular metaphor in today’s society is that money, power, beauty are 0, only health is the first 1, without this 1, the back of the 0 and then more or 0.
The second factor is family. According to the questionnaire survey, 100% of people believe that family ties are also an important part of people’s happiness, only the family ties in the first place in the happiness of life options up to 73.5%, second only to the physical and mental health of the option. In times of trouble, 82.7% preferred to turn to loved ones. When under pressure at work, 28.4% preferred to confide in a loved one.
In the category of emotions, people preferred affection, followed by love, friendship, kindness and sympathy. According to the study, family and physical health accounted for more than 50 per cent of the total number of happiness factors, and some authorities even said it should be more than 90 per cent. He said that no matter how successful and glamorous a person is outside, if his family life is not happy and his children are not fighting for their lives, there is no happiness to speak of. This is also another side of the story, reflecting the importance of family ties to the happiness of life, especially for a country like China, which has a tradition of valuing family ties, family ties are undoubtedly more important and irreplaceable.
Third, self-actualization. According to the questionnaire, 31% of people ranked self-realization as the first choice for happy work. Moreover, with the development and progress of economy and society, more and more people list self-actualization as an important content of happiness. From the cultural level, the more qualified people are, the more they take the pursuit of self-realization as happiness.
Fourth is economic income. Although money does not equal happiness, there are still a significant number of people who list increasing economic income as an important content of happiness in life. According to the questionnaire, 64% of people ranked increasing financial income as their first choice for happiness in life, and more than 95% of people believe that happiness is related to financial income. In the choice of reasons for unhappiness, 28.6% of people think that the economic income is too low is the first factor, but in the monthly income of more than 5,000 yuan, they believe that happiness has little to do with money, and from the comparison of the questionnaire, this part of the happiness index is not higher than the monthly income of 3,000 to 5,000 yuan people, the specific situation is: the monthly income of 5,000 yuan people are happier people accounted for 66.67%, while the happier people in the 3000 to 5000 yuan monthly income group instead accounted for 77.14%, 11 percentage points higher than the former. So, all things considered, there is a relationship between economic income and happiness in life, but it is not a regular positive correlation, especially after a certain level, and may even be unrelated.
The fifth is friendship, human relations and good social environment. From the questionnaire survey, the vast majority of people believe that a good interpersonal environment and a relaxed and harmonious social environment are also important conditions and contents for a happy life. Even from the ancient Chinese tradition, “a friend comes from afar”.
“To meet an old friend in a foreign land”, “to know one’s friend in the sea, to know one’s friend at a distance”, etc. is also a beautiful state that people pursue.
Of course, there are other aspects of happiness in life, and we will not repeat them here. In short, happiness is a subjective feeling, as long as we know how to self-adjustment, self-perception, the discovery of the true meaning of happiness, we will certainly have real happiness.