The Top Things That Make Us Happy Include Sex, Getting Drunk, and Volunteering, But Not Facebook
We've seen plenty of studies that say people like Facebook more than sex, so this study seems to make a LOT more sense. Researchers at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand had people rate different activities in three categories: Pleasure, engagement, and meaning. And they used it to see which activities bring people the most and least happiness.
The top result overall was . . . SEX. It placed first in all three categories. GETTING DRUNK came in second. As for Facebook, it didn't even come close. Facebook came in second on the list of things that bring us the LEAST PLEASURE. The only thing less pleasurable than Facebook was recovering from an illness.
Here are the ten things that bring us the most happiness:
#2.) Getting drunk.
#4.) Meditation or prayer.
#5.) Taking care of children.
#6.) Listening to music.
#7.) Socializing with friends.
#10.) Video games.
And here are the ten things that bring us the LEAST happiness:
#1.) Recovering from an illness.
#6.) Going to class.
#7.) Going to work.
#9.) Fixing computer problems.