“Researchers publish precise mathematical equation they say accurately predicts moment-to-moment happiness”…
Apparently, “moment-to-moment happiness doesn’t depend on how we do in general, but depends on whether we’re doing better or worse than expected.”
“Happiness increases if the expectation is lower than the outcome — but only if that outcome is at least as good as the expectation. If it’s lower than your expectation, happiness will decrease.”
“There is also a buoying effect that comes from expectations made after something good happens.”
Oh boy, do you follow??
Equations were never one of my strong points.
In all this let me just say—cheers to functioning with your relations!
In reality, despite much going on in our world that is troubling, we can be grateful and should never take for granted the prosperity & plenty we enjoy in many things.
Summer harvests, rest & relaxation vacation times, travels & togetherness & much you can add to your own list!
If people do not believe that mathematics is simple, it is only because they do not realize how complicated life is. ~John Louis von Neumann
Arithmetic is where the answer is right and everything is nice and you can look out of the window and see the blue sky – or the answer is wrong and you have to start over and try again and see how it comes out this time. ~Carl Sandburg
The essence of mathematics is not to make simple things complicated, but to make complicated things simple. ~S. Gudder
Let us grant that the pursuit of mathematics is a divine madness of the human spirit, a refuge from the goading urgency of contingent happenings. ~Alfred North Whitehead
Sometimes it is useful to know how large your zero is. ~Author Unknown
Music is the pleasure the human mind experiences from counting without being aware that it is counting. ~Gottfried Leibniz
Anyone who cannot cope with mathematics is not fully human. At best he is a tolerable subhuman who has learned to wear shoes, bathe, and not make messes in the house. ~Robert Heinlein, Time Enough for Love
There was a young man from Trinity,
Who solved the square root of infinity.
While counting the digits,
He was seized by the fidgets,
Dropped science, and took up divinity.
Whatever the items on your summer August Wednesday roster—may they all add up to happy happy happy—divine!
Superlative! Magnificent! Marvellous!