Why does happiness fade away quickly

By M.Farouk Radwan, MSc.

I was happy moments ago

When was the last time something really good happened to you then few hours later you found yourself back to your old state?

Why does happiness fade away so quickly sometimes?
A famous research was done by researchers who gave a large sum of money to some people to notice how the change in their happiness levels will be like. After sometime (sometimes a long period of time) those people returned back to their old state before they got they money.

So does this mean that money can never buy happiness? And does this mean you can't be happy for long periods of time?

In this article i will tell you the final words that would solve that mystery forever.

Why does happiness fade away quickly

Before you can know why happiness fades away quickly you need to understand what happiness is. The briefest definition possible for happiness is: an emotion that you experience when your important unmet needs get satisfied.

Lets suppose that you wanted to be rich and in the same time you had some health issues. In such a case inheriting a large sum of money will certainly make you happy. not because money always buys happiness but because money buys happiness when one of your important unmet needs is money.

But after sometime so many things will keep reminding you of your health issues and your happiness will slowly fade. In other words the only reason happiness fades away after sometime is that our other unsolved problems lowers our mood again.

This means that if you managed to satisfy all of your important needs in the same time you will experience true happiness that will never fade unless you lose something you already have or unless you develop new needs that you can't fulfill.

I have personally experienced five consecutive years of extreme happiness with no returning back to an old mood. The only thing that changed this is that i graduated from college and started to believe that i am not as rich as i want to be. Later on when i managed to create a successful business that brought me good money those bad feelings disappeared. (see also How to be the happiest person on the planet)

Why 99% of people won't tell you this

You always return to your happiness set point sometime after a good event happens but what if that point was already high? What if you managed to achieve 3 out of 4 of your most important goals?

In such a case your normal set point will already be high and happiness won't fade right after a good event happens but you will just return to your normal set point.

So the question is, why 99% of people won't tell you those facts, including researchers, bloggers, psychologists and those who ran hundreds of studies?

In my book, The ultimate guide to getting over depression i said that satisfying all of the important needs at once and experiencing true happiness that lasts for prolonged periods of time is something that less of 1% of people managed to do and that's why the rest keep making wrong theories about happiness.

No matter what your level of knowledge is you wont' be able to explain something that you have never experienced in your life.

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