Dr. Avnish Jolly, 25th October, 2008 :Least ten good friends are likely to be happier as compared to those with fewer than five, over 1,760 people were asked about their relationships with friends.
Happiness is found along the way not at the end of the road the secret to happiness is described by everyone differently. Recent study describes that the happiness depends on how many old friends we have. The survey also revealed that Birmingham was Britain’s happiest city based on friendships and Brighton actually the unhappiest.
Researchers of University of Nottingham, Great Britain have done a great research on the bases of which they found that happiest people have more old friends and those with at least ten good friends are likely to be happier as compared to those with fewer than five.
Dr Richard Tunney said that having a number of old, close friendships is related to individual happiness. People who were ‘extremely satisfied’ with life had twice as many friends as people who’re extremely dissatisfied.
Dr Tunney and his fellow researchers have based their findings on a poll which they carried out for the National Lottery, leading British tabloid ‘The Sun’ reported.
According to the study over 1,760 people were asked about their relationships with friends for the survey and how happy and satisfied they are with life. People with five friends or less have a 40 per cent chance of being happy, those having between five and ten have 50 per cent chance of happiness, and people with more than ten friends are increasingly likely to be happy.