How do you measure your happiness?

Jump to Last Post 1-8 of 8 discussions (17 posts)
  1. m abdullah javed profile image77
    m abdullah javedposted 2 years ago

    How do you measure your happiness?

  2. Wissam Qawasmeh profile image74
    Wissam Qawasmehposted 2 years ago

    By the distance between me and people i love

    1. m abdullah javed profile image77
      m abdullah javedposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      that's great, how do feel then?

    2. Wissam Qawasmeh profile image74
      Wissam Qawasmehposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Feel happier as they closer. Plus, it's hard to measure a feeling since the human is complicated

    3. m abdullah javed profile image77
      m abdullah javedposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Excellent Wissam, Jazakallahu Khair.

  3. alexatomas profile image64
    alexatomasposted 2 years ago

    It's difficult to be rational about happiness, but if we could have a mathematical approach to it, it should be a something like this:

    how your life looks at the moment/ how you would like your life to be

    The "dream life" part of the equation is always 100%, meaning full happiness.

    The hardest part to measure would be the how your life looks at the moment. We would need to separate each component of life and give it a percentage of how much it really means for full happiness. Then we would have to score on how close we are from being fully happy.

    Imagine that someone is happy by having a job as CEO of Google and having a big family. But in real life, they are at Google's first entry job and they are single. Imagining that google as 10 levels of employees and entry job is the first level and CEO is the 10th level, and imagining that being single equals to the first level of relationships out of 10, their happiness would be:

    (1/10 + 1/10) / 100% = 20%

    Does that make sense?

    1. m abdullah javed profile image77
      m abdullah javedposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Very logical approach towards happiness, thanks for a profound reply,  Alexa.

  4. connorj profile image78
    connorjposted 2 years ago

    Conn says, well he really types/texts it... When in happiness embrace the moments, do not measure it unless one wants to possibly end it...

    1. m abdullah javed profile image77
      m abdullah javedposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      That's wonderful way of looking at happiness, but you know Conn... If you start realising the happiness along with its quantity then you might strive for more.

  5. Austinstar profile image83
    Austinstarposted 2 years ago

    I measure happiness by contentment. Also, lack of physical pain.
    I worked to earn a living for over 40 years and thought I would be so happy when I retired. Instead, I am full of pain and unable to physically enjoy many of the things that I used to enjoy.
    So now, my happiness is measured by having a "good" day, as opposed to a bad day.
    A good day is when I feel somewhat pain free and I can enjoy my reading and writing and my family.
    I have learned to have "happy moments". Those moments in time like when I eat an ice cream bar and it is so delicious that it makes me smile.
    When I read a wonderful book that takes me away to a fantasy that I enjoy.
    When my pets do something so cute that I have to say, "Awwww".
    When my husband does the housework for me or brings me a cup of coffee or tea.
    When the weather is good enough to sit outside in my swing or my hammock.
    These are "happy moments" and I treasure them.

    1. m abdullah javed profile image77
      m abdullah javedposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Austin your views about contentment are commendable, true without it even happiness lack the glamour. Thanks.

  6. thelonelypoet02 profile image60
    thelonelypoet02posted 2 years ago

    Happiness shouldn't be measure. Appreciation is what really matters it give us the quality living that anything in this world cannot give.

    1. m abdullah javed profile image77
      m abdullah javedposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      That's true. Thanks.

  7. profile image57
    Traci Michelleposted 2 years ago

    Happiness is never what we think it is. But then it is also exactly what we decide it is.

    I'm sitting here at 0535 (5:35 in the morning) finishing a shift at work. If you asked what would make me happy, my prompt reply would be, "my bed." But once I get home, I'll be reluctant to go there. To miss the day, as I have most days for the past 7 years.

    That's the situation if I allow my thoughts and emotions to flow without consciousness. My normal operational mode. However, I've given some thought to experimenting with choice. I should choose my emotional flavor at any given time, or at the very least be conscious of it. 

    So I suppose I measure happiness according to the amounts in which I choose to have it...

    1. m abdullah javed profile image77
      m abdullah javedposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Excellent Traci, you have rightly described your perception of happiness. Thanks.

  8. moisesbebe profile image61
    moisesbebeposted 2 years ago

    No sé si la mido o no, pero la reconozco cada vez que mira mi pareja y cuando mi mascota (gato) se me sube encima y me ronronea.

    Un saludo

    1. m abdullah javed profile image77
      m abdullah javedposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I can't understand this language Toni, will you please translate it. Thanks in advance.

 
working

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)