Today at work, I heard a knock on the door. It was an UVM student conducting a happiness survey. He asked if I had 5 minutes to answer a few questions and of course, I said yes. The questions ranged from, “How happy are you with your current health?” to “How happy are you with your current involvement in local government?” The answers were on a scale from 1-10, 1 being absolutely no happiness and 10 representing total happiness. After answering the questions, I asked the student how I ranked compared to other surveys he’s read and it turns out, I’m pretty stoked on life, which is good. Then I asked how accurate the survey could be with all the millions of scenarios that play into one’s everyday happiness levels. Blank stare. Either way, I’m stoked and it turns out, I’m also pretty happy.


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