Searching for happiness … online

In happiness on June 28, 2009 at 8:19 am

As part of my ongoing research project into the nature of happiness and what it means to us today is having a bit of an experimental week.

Given that I’m seeking out a wide variety of responses to and definitions of the concept of happiness, I regularly tap the H-word into search engines and wait for the smorgasbord of results to spring forth before me. There’s always quite a surprising range of answers. So, for the rest of this week I’m going to present the results of what I’ve found on different websites – I could have chosen any sites, but I went for pretty mainstream sites that I use on a regular basis. I’ll update the results each day.

What use is this? Well, the findings might not necessarily be indicative of what happiness means to us – it’s just some content I’ve pulled off the web, after all – but they might be food for thought in my ongoing investigations. We’ll see …

I will list here the top results from searches using the search engine on a particular site. If prompted, I’ll ask for the engine to give me results by relevance, rather than by date. I’m after the subject matter, not necessarily the most recent material.


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