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  • David
    August 12, 2014 - 07:05

    Shame on you Guardian for running articles with zero fact checking. The statistics and science in this article are made up and flat out wrong. There is no science that exists that can portion out happiness factors - i.e., 10% which is our circumstances. Numbers need sources, and there are none here. Second, eudaimonia is not "found in your DNA." The genetic material which is referred to occasionally as "eudaimonia" is really about self-control and has a lot more to it than living with meaning. The science behind it is one study, and it's skeptically viewed how much this matters by the broader psychological community. It is certainly not "40%" Shame on The Guardian for running articles from hucksters who either don't understand or dismiss the science in favour of a story that sells well.