Recently Glenda and I watched the feature documentary, “Happy,” and found it to be supportive of the Christian world view. Apparently only 10% or less of our happiness stems from our circumstances. (Like the apostle Paul wrote of his contentment in all sorts of circumstances, evening suffering.) The larger percentage of our happiness is connected to our genetics while another large percentage is connected to what we do regardless of our circumstances. The documentary showcases the research in the newer field of Positive Psychology. It also takes us on a world tour of happy communities interviewing towards the source of happiness. In our material world where many believe that more money will produce happiness, this documentary claims that once your basic needs are met, then money does not buy happiness. There is a noticeable increase of happiness when a person increases income from $5,000. to $50,000 but there is little increase of happiness from increasing from $50,000 to 50 million. This documentary may remove some of your discontentment and direct you toward an increased happiness. For me, nothing has produced more happiness than the good news that I am no longer an orphan but a child of God.
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