What the Quiet Society of Happy People Understand About the World

A secret that we all should share

Eve Arnold
3 min readAug 3, 2021
Photo by Zachary Anderson on Unsplash

My dogs are the happiest people I know.

Even though I see them the vast majority of their waking day, every time I go out and come back again they are overjoyed to see me. It’s like I’ve been away for a lifetime. I often think about what it would be like to live for a dog for a day.

But as I look around at the world I notice there is a secret society of happy people all around me. These are real humans with dog levels of happiness.

Those that have deep and meaningful conversations with the people they love without falling into the dopamine addiction of their metal rectangle.

They are the secret society of happy people.

The fastest way to take the long route to happiness

It turns out that the things likely to make you most happy are not what we chase. The weird reality is that changing the view is likely to have huge implications on your happiness. My psychology professor once said:

“If you’re trying to become happier by changing money, you’re doing it the hard way.” — Gordon Brown