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May 20th, 2010
11:55 AM ET

What makes people happy?

Happiness is something we all strive for in our lives. But is there a secret ingredient to being happy?

We asked five faith leaders of varying perspectives to answer the question, "What makes people happy?" Their answers showed that happiness comes from meaning and purpose in life. It's in your heart and soul and can come from helping others.

And if you're looking for perfect happiness, it doesn't exist. But imperfect happiness does.

- Associate Producer

Filed under: Culture & Science • Leaders

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  1. lolmassieblock

    awww thats sooo touching

    March 16, 2011 at 11:01 pm |
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    November 26, 2010 at 1:00 am |
  3. sibylle

    what would jesus do? 😉

    June 2, 2010 at 8:21 am |
  4. Ms. Bridget Howe, Paratheologian and Writer

    Why do people charge fees for prayers?

    May 30, 2010 at 2:32 am |
    • geeta

      Why do people pray?

      June 1, 2010 at 6:50 am |
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