Are you happy? If you aren"t, you need to move friends who are. A study shows that happiness is infectious and can flow through social groups. And the closer you are to someone happy, the happier you will be.
The study was carried out by the Harvard Medical School. The Researchers discovered that a person"s happiness is dependent on the happiness of those around them.
They collected data on 5,000 adults between 1971 and 2003. The results were very interesting. The researchers found that those who had happy partners had an 8% higher chance of being happy too. And for those with happy children, this increases to 14%. And finally, those with a happy friend who lives less than half a kilometer away are 42% more likely to be happy.
In conclusion, people are in social networks, and the health and well-being of one person affects the health and well-being of others. It makes sense that if people around you are happy, that might have an impact on your own happiness.
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