Our thoughts and behavior play a bigger role in well-being than we realized.
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People who live a long time have a lot of positive emotion and that means being part of a community." –George Vaillant
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Perhaps Dan’s greatest evidence of the link between happiness and longevity is much less scientific, though. “After interviewing about 100 centenarians, I can say that I didn’t find a single grump in the bunch,” he says. “That tells me that [happiness] is a really worthwhile pursuit.”
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Paula Felps is the Science Editor for Live Happy magazine.