Appreciating what you have is the key to happiness

Simply having and desiring more things won't fetch any happiness, suggests a new study, which reveals a more nuanced approach to life - individuals who appreciate what they have tend to be happier than others. The study, conducted by Texas Tech University psychologist Jeff Larsen and Amie McKibban of Wichita State University, suggest one key to achieving greater happiness is to continue wanting the things you have.

Written by: Jessica Behnham

Simply having and desiring more things won"t fetch any happiness, suggests a new study, which reveals a more nuanced approach to life - individuals who appreciate what they have tend to be happier than others. The study, conducted by Texas Tech University psychologist Jeff Larsen and Amie McKibban of Wichita State University, suggest one key to achieving greater happiness is to continue wanting the things you have.

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