Happiness and Relationships

Written on Monday, January 21st, 2008 at 6:55 pm by Christiane

This weekend, we finally made it to the movie theatre and watched “The Bucket List”. This is an outstanding¬†movie about two elderly men from very different backgrounds, who – in the face of death after diagnosed with incurable cancer – go out into the world to do in the last months of their lives all the things they always wanted to do.

There are many funny situations and dialogues. However, the movie also wants to teach us something important: All the money in the world, and all the trips to exotic locations, fun and adventures one can buy with money, can’t replace what really counts, a relationship with someone close to your heart.¬†Toward the end of the movie, both men found their way¬†back to the most important person in their lives, and then they were able to experience true happiness and inner satisfaction.

Personally, I believe that the movie’s message is correct – and I also have scientific back-up for that. A few years ago was a study published that asked ” What makes us happy?”. For this study, several hundreds of college students¬†answered questions about¬†recent experiences, which the students had rated as “satisfying events” in their lives. The result of the scientific analysis of these events was that students rated especially those events as satisfying that gave them a feeling of autonomy, competence, self esteem and connectedness with other people.

5 Responses to “Happiness and Relationships”

  1. shadow says:

    That`s what I meant in my contribution yesterday

    Regards,
    Thank you

    • Matheus says:

      Being more conscious for a mnmoet one of the hings i associate with the world of conscious business is the integration of masculine and feminine perspectives an assumption of mind genuinely interested what will emerge from the dialogue . what will emerge when we look through a feminine lens ..

  2. Christiane says:

    Yes, in most research studies about happiness relationships show up as one of the main factors.

  3. shadow says:

    by the way, you have encouraged me to see this movie. its coming soon..

  4. Apsar says:

    147Ie28099m not sure if I agree with all of this. Then again, your article is very itrofmanive, and quite a large amount of people will walk away out of this post feeling moreeducated than when that they arrived. Overall, you have done a great job.

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