WHEN POLLED ACROSS THE NATION AS TO: "What Brings HAPPINESS?"
These EIGHT items were listed as NOT being of major importance to maintaining lasting happiness (the Eight Delusional Desires for Prosperity):
These EIGHT items WERE listed as of major importance to maintaining lasting happiness (the Eight Keys to Happiness):
A feeling of being in control of one's life and one's choices. Being adaptable to experiences and outcomes.
A relationship, partnership, and lasting commitment.
A satisfying and rewarding job or career.
Leisure. Time to travel, retreat or relax. Private time to be alone, and authentic time to share with others.
Exercise. Exercising in any style, degree of effort, or time duration that you need or want.
Sense of feeling connected to God. Having an avenue to express and experience Spirituality.