# Factors

pie "Genetically determined set points": 50 "Life circumstances or situations": 10 "Intentional behaviour/activity": 40

# Formula

$H = S + C + V$

Where:

• $H$ is happiness
• $S$ is the set point
• $C$ is for circumstances
• $V$ is within our voluntary control

# Intent

Sonja Lyubomirsky:

The key to happiness lies not in changing our genetic makeup (which is impossible) and not in changing our circumstances (i.e. seeking wealth or attractiveness or better colleagues, which is usually impractical), but in our daily intentional activities.

Pablo Neruda:

Only a burning patience will lead to the attainment of a burning happiness.

Marcus Aurelius:

The happiness of your life depends on the quality of your thoughts.