Questions about happiness

Questions
About Happiness

  • Are you a happy person?
  • What is happiness for you?
  • What do you think is the color for happiness?
  • Do you think that happiness lies within you? Or does it depend upon other people and external things?
  • Can money buy happiness?
  • Is happiness a state of mind?
  • What are the three most important things for you to be happy?
  • Is happiness relative, that is, does it have a different meaning for each person?
  • Does having an animal/pet make you happy?
  • What is the effect that animals/pets have on people to make them feel happy?
  • What makes you happy?
  • When was the happiest time of your childhood?
  • How can you become happy again when you are sad?
  • Is happiness a goal?
  • How often do you feel happy?
  • Are the people in your country generally very happy?
  • What makes you unhappy?
  • Do you wake up happy every morning?
  • Do you agree that older people are less happy?
  • What is there to be happy about in the world today?
  • What affects your levels of happiness?
  • Does your happiness change during different times of the day, week, month or year?
  • What is or was the happiest time of your life?
  • What do you think of the idea of a government Happiness Minister who is responsible for the happiness of the population?
  • Do you think some nations are happier than others?
  • Why are teenagers some of the happiest people in the world?
  • Do you feel that you have to work hard and be miserable now in order to be happy later?

 

  • COLLOCATIONS

    adjectives

    ■ great happiness (=a lot of happiness)
     His grandchildren bring him great happiness.
    ■ true/real happiness (=having all the qualities which happiness should have)
     At last, she found true happiness with a man she loved.
    ■ perfect/pure/sheer happiness (=happiness that is as good as it can be)
     The birth of my child was a moment of sheer happiness.
    ■ human happiness (=happiness felt by people)
     One of the greatest sources of human happiness is love.
    ■ personal happiness
     In Oxford, he at last found personal happiness and intellectual fulfilment.
    ■ lasting happiness (=happiness that continues)
     Leonie had found a lasting happiness in her relationship with Jim.
    ■ future happiness
     Living together before you marry is no guarantee of future happiness.
    ■ domestic happiness (=happiness that comes from family relationships and life at home)
     After six years with Joe, the normality of domestic happiness bored her.
    ■ marital happiness (=happiness that comes from being married)
     Does being similar to your wife or husband lead to marital happiness?

    verbs

    ■ find happiness
     It’s a story about a music composer who unexpectedly finds happiness as a teacher.
    ■ bring (somebody) happiness (=make someone happy)
     He wrongly believes that money can bring happiness.
    ■ achieve happiness
     He would never achieve true happiness until he took control of his life.
    ■ be filled with happiness
     As I drove back home, I was filled with happiness.
    ■ glow with happiness (=look very happy)
     The bride’s face seemed to glow with happiness.
    ■ wish somebody (every) happiness/wish (every) happiness to somebody (=say that you hope someone will have a happy life)
     I would like you to join me in wishing every happiness to Annabelle and Steven.

    phrases

    ■ a feeling of happiness
     Being by the ocean gave her a feeling of great happiness.
    ■ the pursuit of happiness (=the act of trying to achieve happiness)
     The Declaration of Independence guarantees ‘liberty’ and ‘the pursuit of happiness.’