Happiness is not an individual but a collective phenomenon. It can be viewed in different ways depending on person to person.

Happiness can refer to a way of thinking, such as being optimistic; a way of feeling joy, pleasure, relief, or gratitude; or simply a way of being.

Happiness isn’t just one big event but the accrual of smaller, incremental steps, such as feeling gratitude and helping others.

Rather than asking how we can get happier, we should be asking how we can increase happiness all around us. When you make positive changes in your own life, those effects ripple out from you and you can find yourself surrounded by the very thing you fostered.

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