Would you say that you are a typically happy person? If you answered yes to that question, you are in a narrow minority of the American population. In fact, only 33% of Americans say that they are satisfied and happy; a statistic that declines a little more every year.
Why are two-thirds of Americans — who live in the land of prosperity, and don’t face a fraction of the destitute circumstances that much of the world face — so unhappy? True, we live in a relatively safe society. Most of us have a roof over our heads, and a stomach full of food. We don’t have to struggle like those in third world countries. However, the life of the average American gets a little tougher every year. The average household debt rises, while income levels remain stagnant. It’s more difficult than ever to find love in ou