Happiness - how can one go about it

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The research looked at four indicators of sociability among young adults 18-34:
marriage, friendship, religious attendence, and sex.

-young married adults are about 75% more likely to report being very happy
-young adults who attend religious services more than once a month are about 40% more likely to report being happy
-young adults who see their friends regularly are about 10% more likely to report being happy
-young adults who have sex at least once a week are about 35% more likely to report being happy

-49% of young adults are having sex once a week down from 59% in 1972
-22% of men and 14% of women report no sex in the past year, which are rising trends

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So, it would seem that if you have no control over marriage and sex aspects, then the data say for you to try to attend religious services (even over friendship :thinking: )

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#2

Does joining a cult count?

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#3

in my book, which doesn’t count for much, I’d say that that is a mixture between friends and religious services.

But, this thread could include people’s opinions on things outside of those 4 aspects the research looked at that offer happiness (pets seem an off-shoot of friends of a furry nature, right @Icon ?)

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#4

Right.

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#5

If you find the right cult you could get friends religion and sex :wink:

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#6

In exchange for all your worldly possessions, which may or may not be a good deal.

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#7

Depends on how much you possess. You could think about going for the long commitment, work your way up, then others will give you thier stuff.

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#8

Yes, being cult leader definitely has its perks…until it’s Cool-Aid time, at least.

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#9

Enjoy it while it lasts,

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#10

Luckily we can learn from their mistakes. Kool Aid and Sarin are out

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#11

And stockpiling weapons in your church compound, apparently.

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#12

Also chopping off sex organs. We need something fresh and inclusive

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#13

Yes. Inciting race wars and murdering Hollywood actresses is so passé.

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#14

Could just get rid of the end of the word rhetoric, and go for the long happy existence approach.

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#15

hmmm. Avoiding healthy sexual relationships and finding meaning in your life via quasi-religious claptrap.

I can’t help thinking humanity has been here before. Didn’t they call it “Puritanism”?

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#16

Gotta say, one of the happiest moments in my life was banging six different women in the course of a single week. One of the unhappiest moments was the week after. :slight_smile:

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#17

That’s more like it newbie! Sex, drugs and syphilis!

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#18

Maybe he was just recovering from rug rash?

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#19

Maybe he got divorced.

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#20

I’m thinking the negative effects from that would probably last longer than a week.

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