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75-Year Harvard Study Traces Happiness to This One Factor

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What’s the key to true happiness?

British preacher Charles Spurgeon once said, “It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness.”

Happiness can be found both in life’s biggest gifts and life’s smallest treasures, in memories we may treasure forever, or in fleeting experiences that fill us with joy if only for a moment.

And while the wiser ones among us will preach that happiness cannot come from material goods, studies have shown that over 80% of millennials want nothing more than to be rich and famous.

Would the elderly look at these statistics and laugh? Perhaps, for only they can be truly aware of what brings someone the most happiness over the course of a lifetime.

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A Harvard study followed numerous participants for 75 years in order to pinpoint where happiness comes from, and this is what they found.