The science behind Importance of Happiness
It is one of the best answers which I read because it explains the science behind the most important thing which makes our life good: “HAPPINESS.”
The question was:-I am rich, fit, and I have mastered almost everything I wanted to learn. Why am I still not happy and still not satisfied?
The answer was:- It starts like this “Human happiness (as we know it) is caused by four necessary chemicals:-
On your journey to becoming fit, your body released endorphins to cope with the pain of physical exercise. You probably began to enjoy exercise as you got more into it, and the endorphins made you happy - temporarily.
On your journey to becoming wealthy, you probably completed many tasks and goals. You probably bought all the things you’ve ever wanted. Nice cars, beautiful clothes, and a perfect home.This released dopamine in your brain when you achieved your goals and bought these things, which once again contributed to your happiness - temporarily.
The question was:- So what about the other two chemicals?
The answer was:- It turns out that human happiness is incomplete without all four chemicals continually released in the brain. So now you need to work on releasing serotonin and oxytocin.
“How do I do that,?”
Serotonin is released when we act in a way that benefits others. We can help by connecting with people on a deeply human level.
That’s why you often see billionaires turning to charity when they have already bought everything they wanted to, and experienced everything they wanted to in life. They’ve had enough dopamine from material pleasures; now they need the serotonin.
Oxytocin, on the other hand, is released when we become close to another human being. Oxytocin is natural to release. It’s all about growing more social!
Share your wealth with your friends and family to create amazing experiences. Laugh, love, cooperate and play with others. That’s it, my friend! I think it all comes down to the likelihood that you are missing two things: contribution and social connection.”
This answer teaches us about an important aspect which helps us to win the game of life. And this is the best answer which I read in 2018.