Keys To Happiness: Wealth, Weddings, Semen


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Surveys of happiness come to some pretty interesting conclusions.

You know how people believe that most engaged women are just an eyelash away from switching from happy fiancée to batsh*t bridezilla? It turns out that may be less than true. Per the good Dr. Sanjay Gupta's blog, engaged people are America's happiest.

The study conducted by Keirsey Research correlated relative levels of happiness with various internal and external factors, and the result were largely as one might expect. Though money can't buy happiness, 73 percent of the people who made more than $75K listed themselves as "happy" while only 59 percent of people who made less than fifty thou said they were also happy. Sorry to borrow from Daniel Tosh, but have you ever seen an unhappy person riding a wave-runner? Money ain't so shabby.


And then there were the betrothed. Though the good Dr. Sanjay Gupta doesn't give the stats, he states that engaged Americans are the happiest, while the least happy are those who are separated but not divorced (talk about complicated!). And oddly enough, divorced people are equally as happy as married ones.

Finally, the biggest disparity between happy and unhappy appears to be related to health. In the study, 72 percent of people who described themselves as in "excellent" or "very good" health were happy; conversely, 39 percent of people in "fair" or "poor" health were happy campers. So just eat, pray, love and you're G2G. Or rather, be engaged, make money and be healthy. And use semen.