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Happiness is a warm app

Track Your Happiness App
Using your iPhone, you’ll be notified by email or text message and asked to report how you are feeling and what you are doing.

So if you're an Apple user you sign up for this app, and the results are:

Participants said they were distracted no less than 30 per cent of the time during every activity, except making love, when they were more focused than usual.
"A human mind is a wandering mind, and a wandering mind is an unhappy mind. The ability to think about what is not happening is a cognitive achievement that comes at an emotional cost.
"Mind wandering is an excellent predictor of people's happiness.
"In fact, how often our minds leave the present and where they tend to go is a better predictor of our happiness than the activities in which we are engaged."

Strange people these iPhone users, I think if I was making the beast with two backs and my partner's iPhone started trilling and asking her how happy she was my distraction level might rise and my happiness decrease. And if she started texting back I would know the handcuffs weren't on tight enough.

Comments

I buy the Mind Wanderer thesis. Whenever I've been making love with a woman and my mind wanders, there's something amiss. If, on a scuba dive, I find myself mind-wandering, it turns out to not have been an enjoyable dive. Yes, the mind wanders when the here and now is not appealing.

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