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HAPPINESS BY KNOWING FREE WILL IS AN ILLUSION!

I explained how overcoming belief in free will can boost happiness on episode 7 Happiness and the Determinism vs. Free Will Question, 4-20-03, and 92 A Conversation about Happiness, Free Will and Determinism, 2-28-05

John Searle, the13th ranked post-1900 philosopher, says that our world overcoming the free will illusion "would be a bigger revolution in our thinking than Einstein, or Copernicus, or Newton, or Galileo, or Darwin -- it would alter our whole conception of our relation with the universe." 
 


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Key Happiness Facts
 

World's Happiest Countries:
 
1. Nigeria
 2. Mexico
 3. Venezuela
 4. El Salvador
 5. Puerto Rico
 (U.S. ranks 16th)

Countries with Highest Levels of Subjective Well-Being:
 
1. Puerto Rico
 2. Mexico
 3. Denmark
 4. Columbia
 5. Ireland

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Americans consider happiness more important to them than money, moral goodness, and even going to Heaven.

Americans are, on average, only 69 percent happy.

The world population is, on average, less than 65 percent happy.

37 percent of the people on Forbes list of Wealthiest Americans are less happy than the average American.

At any given time, one forth of Americans are mildly depressed

14 percent of the nations on Earth are less than 50 percent happy.

Happiness Increase Experiments published in peer review journal have empirically demonstrated that individuals can be trained to be 25 percent happier through various training programs in from two to ten weeks.

All demographic variables combined, including age, sex, income, race, and education, are responsible for only 15 percent of the difference in happiness levels between individuals.

American Children feel happy 52 percent of the time, neutral 29 percent of the time, and unhappy 19 percent of the time.

Americans' personal income has increased more than 2 1/2 times over the last 50 years, but their happiness level has remained the same.

Americans earning more that $10 million annually are only slightly happier than average Americans.

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Top Happiness Researchers

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Top Happiness Researchers (Ranked by Number of Publications)

Rank Name Total   Sole/Co-auth.  as of 1/ 2003
01 Ed Diener 91  50/41
  http://s.psych.uiuc.edu/~ediener/
02 Ruut Veenhoven 83  73/10
  http://www2.eur.nl/fsw/research/veenhoven/index.htm
03 M. J. Stones 33  15/18
04 Albert Kosma 33  14/19
05 Bruce Headey 28  24/04
  http://melbourneinstitute.com/people/bheadey/
06 Morris Okun 26  09/17
  http://psych.asu.edu/people/faculty/mokun.html
07 Roland Habich 24  16/08
08 William A. Stock 24  07/17
09 E. Scott Huebner 21  14/07
  http://www.cla.sc.edu/PSYC/facdocs/huebner.html
10 Alexander Wearing 21  02/19
   http://www.psych.unimelb.edu.au/people/staff/WearingA.html
11 Elizabeth Noelle-Neumann 19  19/00
  http://www.utexas.edu/coc/journalism/SOURCE/j363/neumann.html
12 Ernst Gechmacher 19  18/01
13 Valerie Moller 19  17/02
14 Alex C. Michalos 19  14/05
  http://www.rsc.ca/english/forum_acad2_michalos.html
15 Eunkook  M. Suh 19  11/08
  http://www.uci.edu/cgi-bin/phonebook?alias=ESUH
16 David Chiribaga 18  11/07
16 Robert. A. Emmons 18  11/07
17 Ronald J. Burke 17  17/00
18 Ronald Inglehart 17  14/03
   http://polisci.lsa.umich.edu/faculty/ringlehart.html
19 Robert A. Cummins 16  14/02
  http://www.hbs.deakin.edu.au/Psychology/Members/default.asp
20 Alex J. Zautra 15  11/04
21 Michael Argyle 15  15/00
22 Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi 15  10/05
   Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
22 Detlev Landua 15  10/05
22 Robert R. McCrae 15  10/05
22 M. Joseph Sirgy 15  10/05
23 Patricia M. Keith 14  13/01
24 Wolfgang Glatzer 14  12/02
25 Peter Warr 14  11/03
26 Inga B. Branholm 14  08/06
27 Randy J. Larson 14  07/07
28 Tamara Weir 14  00/14
29 M. Powell Lawson 13  12/01
30 Luo J. Lu 13  10/03
31 Wolfgang Zapf 13  08/05
32 Andrew J. Oswald 13  01/12
33 Wolfgang Schulz 12  12/00
34 Torbjorn Moum 12  11/01
34 Erdman B. Palmore 12  11/01
  http://www.geri.duke.edu/people/people.html#P
35 Richard Kammann 12  10/02
36 Michael Fordyce 11  11/00
37 Harsha N. Mookherjee 11  08/03
38 Paul T. Costa 11  06/05
39 William E. Saris 11  05/06
40 Heinz Neil 10  10/00
40 Andrew E. Clark 10  10/00
40 Norval D. Glenn 10  10/00
40 Christien Jol 10  10/00
40 Barelomeo J. Palisi 10  10/00
41 Janet P. Near 10  06/04
41 Norbert Swarz 10  06/04
  http://sitemaker.umich.edu/norbert.schwarz
42 Peter Krause 10  03/07
43 Ed Sandik 10  02/08

 

 

This list was excerpted from the Bibliography of Happiness Researchers database available through Ruut Veenhoven's World Database of Happiness website

 

 

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