Harvard studied people for 80 years to find the biggest thing that makes us happy
By | Breanna Robinson | www.indy100.com
Harvard University researchers studied people for 80 years – and they discovered the most significant thing that makes us feel happiest.
The researchers found that close relationships make men happy in life through copious amounts of data obtained from medical records, questionnaires, and in-person interviews.
They also understood that social ties acted as a shield for people from life challenges while improving physical and mental wellness.
This comes as quite a surprise for a society in which work is prioritised and recognised as the golden ticket to a better life.
In a unique kind of ongoing research, the Harvard Study of Adult Development tracked the lives of 724 men for 80 years.
With that, the men were divided into two classes. One group was sophomores at Harvard College, and the second group was a group of boys from Boston’s impoverished neighbourhoods.