Published on May 10th, 2013 | by Jennifer Kaplan7
Alcohol and Sex Make You Happier Than Kids
A new study found that people rate sex as the top activity that brings them happiness, followed by drinking alcohol or “partying.” Caring for children ranked at number five.
According to DNAIndia.com, Carsten Grimm from the University of Canterbury in New Zealand used mobile-phone text-messaging to collect data on what people did during the day and how they felt about it, a technique called ‘experience sampling’. The study measured three categories: Pleasure, meaning and engagement. Grimm noted:
“Those who tend to be high on all three orientations to happiness not only score high on life satisfaction, they also tend to have higher experiences of pleasure, meaning, engagement and happiness in their daily lives. This means that being able to seek happiness in different ways may enrich your everyday experience and increase your overall well-being.”
Top-ranked activities according to the survey
- Drinking alcohol
- Caring for children
- Listening to music
- Recovering from sickness
- Going to lecture (school)
- Paid work
- Computer work
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