There's really only two emotions that count, and that's love and that's fear. And in all of your movements through life, you're either moving in the direction of one or the other. In order to have a meaningful life, you have to choose love.
Shawn Achor While we might have different definitions of happiness, the triggers for happiness are similar worldwide. It’s a deep social connection. The breadth and depth and the meaning in our relationships is one of the greatest predictors of long-term levels of happiness we have. Some of the top researchers in positive psychology found that only 10 percent of our long-term levels of happiness are based upon the external world. Ninety percent of our long-term happiness is how the brain processes the world we find ourselves in.