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The happiness set point

Numerous studies show that external life circumstances have a small impact on our long-term happiness.

Other research shows that happiness is very high immediately after a major positive event, but will return to the level it was in a month or two. This stable level of happiness is called your happiness set point.

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Your happiness set point is not fixed. It's more a soft baseline that your happiness will hover around for the majority of your life.

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