Quite interesting article from The Economist – A new study tries to unpick what makes people happy and sad
Interesting thing to me is how they measure this – mental illness, unemployed, poverty, no partner, physical illness and education.
Advanced countries, mental illness is the top factor for misery. But, “no partner” is quite evenly positioned for those countries. Feeling loneliness (which is different from alone), or without a loving partner, is quite a significant one.
Explains a lot.