Happiness is a Hot Hat

Hartford York Hats - Callanan Women's Hat - The HaverhillUniversity of Illinois psychologist Ed Diener presents the ol’ chicken-or-egg argument regarding the connection between how you look and how you feel.

He says that happy people tend to enhance their appearance with nice clothes or cosmetics. In other words: “It’s not that being attractive makes you happy, but that being happy means that you make yourself more attractive.”

Works for me:

I’m a pretty happy guy + I wear good-looking hats = People compliment me; say I look good.

Compliments make me happy, so I wear more hats. Then I get more compliments.

So what comes first? The happiness? The hat? Maybe the chicken?

Now I’m confused. Happy, but confused.

Thanks for reading,
Steve Singer
CEO Hartford York

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