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Unformatted text preview: To an extent, richer people are happier. iv. Are disabled people unhappy? No. People cope. v. Teens from affluent families suffer from elevated rates of anxiety, depression, eating disorders etc… 5. Redefining Progress a. Standard of living, material well being vs. quality of life, total well-being (physical, spiritual etc. ..), sustainable development 6. Traits of Happy People a. Self-esteem: happy people like themselves i. Self-serving bias ii. Self-esteem and happiness in stigmatized groups b. Personal Control i. Happy people feel in control of their destinies c. Optimism i. Happy people are hope-filled d. Extraversion i. Happy people are outgoing 7. Social Support a. Close relationships aid health and happiness 8. Love and marriage a. Married people are happier 9. Faith a. More spiritual people are more happy b. Offers social support, meaning and purpose, ultimate acceptance, focus beyond self, eternal perspective...
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