The science of happiness

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Some scientists believe that asking people how happy they are is similar to | close to | typical | consists of asking them about an event they’ve attended in the past –

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Some scientists believe that asking people how happy they are is __________ asking them about an event they've attended in the past -
there's a lot they __________ no notice of during the experience, so how do they know?
People don't think about it, and that's why anyone studying happiness should pay more __________ to people's experiences at the time
rather than just conducting random surveys asking them to look __________ events
some time after they have taken __________.
Conversely, other scientists say that __________ from being the sum of our experiences,
we are actually __________ up of our memories.
They suggest that studying our moment-to-moment experiences __________ too much emphasis on temporary pleasures,
and that happiness goes __________ than that.
They identify three key __________ for happiness:
pleasure, engagement (the depth of involvement with family, work, romance, hobbies) and meaning (using personal strengths to achieve some more important __________).
Of those three routes that might lead to happy, satisfied life, it is interesting that, __________ to what you might expect, pleasure seems to play the smallest part.
__________, it is ironic that many people build their lives around the pursuit of pleasure, feeling that enjoyment is the key to happiness.