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ЛОНДОН – Как только я занес ручку над бумагой, моя жена бросила сезонный вызов: “Приближается Рождество - время мира и радости и все такое. Разве ты не можешь написать о чем-то, что сделает людей счастливыми?”

То, что звучит как беззаботная просьба на самом деле сложная задача. Эбола уничтожает жизнь и жизнедеятельность в Западной Африке. Легион исламистских головорезов терроризирует Сирию и Ирак. Силы Президента России Владимира Путина вторглась в Крым и Восточную Украину. Добавьте к этому, пошатнувшуюся глобальную экономику, и окажется совсем немного “праздничного настроения” к предложению.

Но счастье сложное явление. Люди, живущие плохо, могут чувствовать себя более счастливыми намного больше, чем их более “удачливые” коллеги. Именно это, своего рода противоречие, зародило исследования, посвященные ответу на извечный вопрос социологов и неврологов: В чем секрет счастья?

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