I TOOK JANE BOYD'S ADVICE and started tracking my happiness so I now know walking brings me happiness. If the survey tracked my jogging, it would reveal euphoria.
TrackYourHappiness.org generates three email questionnaires every day for me. My working schedule prevents me from answering the questions in a timely fashion. More timely responses increase the accuracy of results since the entire survey process depends upon spontaneity and honesty.
I am delighted to discover that I am actually happier than my dour disposition suggests. And I am surprised to see how driving finds me in my most unhappy state. I guess you could conclude that it is only normal to be unhappy when commuting--that typifies my situation when I am in a car.
[Generally speaking, Bernie Goldbach feels happy when blogging. Some year, he will return to the annual bloggers' conferences and awards programmes.]