How do we define happiness and is it possible to deliberately choose to be happy? According to academics and researchers on the issue
the happiest people gain from strong social ties and resilience against life's challenges, and there are obvious steps we can do to increase our chances of happiness.
Although evolution has hard-wired us to be negative, we have the ability to change by adopting new thought patterns and "entertaining diversions
that can help us to accentuate the positive, according to Happify, a website that examines both the science of happiness and ways of applying it to life and career goals.
A capacity for kindness toward others and taking an active part in one's community are further characteristics of happy people.