Hap (noun.)

Some of my favorite happiness facts  –

  • The word ‘happy’ stems from the root ‘hap’ which meant ‘luck’ or ‘chance’ in the germanic language, Old Norse.
    • Think ‘happenstance’ or ‘haphazard’.
  • Lonely people get sick more because they’re not exposed to other people’s germs as often. This causes their inflammatory system to grow more sensitive to outside stuff.
  • A study showed that the more basketball team members touched each other during the game, the higher they scored.
  • Increasing class and status decreases functions of happiness because the more resources you have, the less you need things from others. What is a base of community other than a network of shared resources?

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