The study found that:
Knowing someone who is happy makes you 15.3% more likely to be happy yourself. A happy friend of a friend increases your odds of happiness by 9.8%, and even your neighbor's sister's friend can give you a 5.6% boost.
(Read the story here.)
Wondering if we really need such a study? Don’t we already know that happiness is contagious? Well, maybe some are still not convinced yet.
Confucianism tells us that we should:
Be worried before the whole world is worried.
Be happy (only) after the whole world is happy.
No wonder Chinese and Koreans are so somber and serious…