Why do people like being happy?

I'm doing a project on happiness and I found some research saying that although humans have six core emotions - happiness, sadness, surprise, disgust, anger, and fear - the only one that is a positive emotion is happiness. This made me start thinking: why do people like being happy? Is there any scientific basis to it? Or is it purely psychological or intuitive?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    its natural to find all emotions a positive not just happiness

    we must learn sadness and disgust and anger etc...it will make us stronger as a whole

    people need to understand that

    when they see kids crying they get all upset, let the kid cry, not in a mean way but we have to exercise our emotions and let them grow or we will all end up emotional infants.

  • 1 decade ago

    i have to disagree, happiness is not the only positive emotion. Surprise, and fear can be positive.

    Roller coasters.

    Happiness is a RESULT of other emotions, i dont think its fair to list that as a core emotion.

  • 1 decade ago

    Happiness is a lot easier on the mind and body than negative emotions.

    Gosh, the answer to this question seems so self-evident. How can you be happy being unhappy?

    It don't compute.

  • 1 decade ago

    let me put to you this way:who wants to suffer on purpose? fun comes out of having true friends,liking the direction your life is going.... i wouldn't give that up to be fearful for my life and dread getting out of the house. enjoy those happy times! psychological is the reason.

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  • 1 decade ago

    There must be a scientific basis...chemicals that make you feel pleasure.

  • 1 decade ago

    because confucius he say tis better to be rich, happy, healthy and good looking. than poor, sad, unhealthy and ugly.

  • 1 decade ago

    i think its just what u like that makes u happy

  • 1 decade ago

    It's all just chemicals to the brain that make us feel good.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    well i think there's scientific reason behind it

  • 1 decade ago

    depression is deadly

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