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Don't Hurry, Be Happy: Research Highlights Link Between Busy Lives And Bliss | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio


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Something else that surprised Robinson is what happens when you bring the happiness question in. According to his research, the people who report being the happiest, about 8 to 12 percent of Americans, "say they almost never feel rushed, and they do not have time on their hands they don't know what to do with," explains Robinson.

So the old philosophers had it right... Balance is key.

Perceived ability to have leisure time correlates with happiness.

But too much leisure time leads to unhappiness.

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