Why we feel happy

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Why we feel happy
Happiness is a strange concept. It’s not something you can buy, yet it’s something that can be the greatest reward. Why do we feel happy? Well, it’s all a matter of perspective and personal experience. For example, when something good happens to you, your brain releases dopamine, a neurotransmitter associated with pleasure. This is why we get a rush of happiness when something good happens to us. But it’s not just about dopamine. Our mind also releases endorphins, which are hormones responsible for reducing pain and anxiety. When these hormones are released, it gives us a feeling of euphoria, making us feel happy and content. It’s also been said that happiness is a state of mind. People who are able to think positively and stay focused on the good things in their lives, tend to be happier than those who dwell on the negative. Another factor is our social relationships. Studies have shown that having strong social relationships can make us happier. Being surrounded by people who care about us and are supportive can be a great source of happiness. Fun Fact: Laughing can actually make us happier. Studies have found that laughing increases endorphins and can also reduce stress hormones. So don’t be afraid to laugh at yourself every now and then!