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The Happiness Project

What is happiness?

We know that happiness is an emotional experience resulting from electrochemical reactions in the brain. We also know that it is not everlasting; if it lasted we would no longer be able to distinguish happiness from other states of being. Instead, happiness has been defined as a continuous pursuit. It is a combination of how satisfied we are with life and how good we feel on a day to day basis.

I recently had the opportunity to visit Body World's "Happiness Project" exhibit in Amsterdam to learn more. The developers put a lot of effort into making this experience educational and fun for visitors. The purpose of the project is to help distinguish between useful and harmful behaviors in order to improve our chances of survival. 

Experts have dedicated time to study the effects of happiness on our health. According to the Happiness Project, happy people are less affected by heart attacks, autoimmune disorders, diabetes, cancers and depression. They also ar…

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