What’s love got to do with it? The formula for Happiness

I love Maths – but then I am an oddity. Does Maths make you happy?

Well some guys have come up with what they call a happiness formula. For the Mathematicians, Physicists and Engineers – I know it’s not real Maths!

HAPPINESS = (Mx16 + Cx1 + Lx2) + (Tx5 + Nx2 + Bx33) .

Of course I would rather see it as H = 16M + C + 2L + 5T + 2N +33B

But never mind, as Nirvana used to say. What does it mean?

Ok – get your Left Brain round this….

M – Live in the Moment. Every second of every day appreciate what you have – enjoy the sights and sounds and smells of living. So next time the wind blows the vapours from the sewage farm in your direction – be grateful! And as the average person is awake for 16 hours we get Mx16.
C – be Curious. Be curious once a day. No good for a Scientist, or an Artist, or a writer…

L – do something you Love. Twice a day do something that gives you great pleasure or excites you. But be careful about your arrest record.

T – Think of others first. Spread the love. Of course this could tie in very nicely with ‘L’ above.

N – Nurture relationships. Research has found that the happiest people in the world have a close relationship with a significant other. Twice a day, work on the ‘L’ and ‘T’…
B – look after your Body. Eat, drink and be merry (that’s 3), plus do 30 minutes exercise a day. I’d like the 30 minutes spent on ‘L’…

So there we have a formula for happiness. The units are all wrong of course, with hours, minutes and ‘times per day’ – not sure that is an SI Unit.

To me it looks like you will be happy if you spend the day with your other half, working your way through the Karma Sutra as you eat exotic fruits and nuts. But did I really need a formula for that?

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