So Why Do Even the Homeless Seem Happier?

There are two societal traits that appear to be more important than poverty (or lack thereof) when it comes to that society’s level of happiness.

As my sons grew into young adulthood, I told both of them that there were two things I wanted both of them to learn: to be able to adapt, and to be happy. Of course all parents want those for their children - what good parents don’t want their children to be happy? Yes, there are as many different definitions of happiness as there are people, but whatever the source of the joy, the smiles are universal. What, then…