Happiness Essays: In-depth Studies on Happiness

I believe the absolute purpose in life is happiness. No matter what different things we value in life, we all try to be as happy as we can for as long as possible. You might say you want to be successful, famous, rich or healthy, but these are really just factors that ultimately influence our happiness.

I started publishing happiness essays after having tracked my happiness for multiple years. I do this with only one goal in mind: to inspire you to find out what factors are driving your happiness.

This page contains a growing list of all my published happiness essays.

Studying happiness

The things we do to make us happy vary per person. Some may find that rich relationships lead to happiness. Others might argue that money provides happiness. Whatever you believe makes you happy, we all share the same goal.

And that is what this website is about.

I want you to think about this question for a moment yourself:

What is currently my biggest goal in life?

Whatever your answer is – success, fame, fortune, good health – the underlying driving force behind your answer is happiness.

You might say you want to be successful, famous, rich or healthy, but these are really just factors that ultimately influence our happiness.

I am searching for the factors that are the most important in my life. I use my happiness tracking data in order to find what things or activities have the highest correlation to my happiness.

These happiness essays are the most data-driven studies on happiness that you’ll find on the internet.

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Hugo Huijer

Founder

Founder of Tracking Happiness and lives in the Netherlands. Ran 5 marathons, with one of them in under 4 hours (3:59:58 to be exact). Data junkie and happiness tracker for over 6 years.