Most people seek happiness because they intuitively know that it feels good. There's no need for much of an explanation beyond that, because feeling good is an intrinsically motivating goal.
So why delve into the myriad health benefits of happiness, as our friends at Happify did in the infographic below? When viewed from a community perspective, as opposed to an individual perspective, the answer becomes clear. Making happiness a public goal — at work, at home, in schools and so on — actually has tangible health and economic benefits. Check it out, and let us know what you think!