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William Devitt

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Is happiness an illusion?

Is happiness an illusion or state of mind resulting from meditation or medication or lack of undue stress?

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  • Jun 17 2011: Happiness is an emotional state of mind created by the interplay of a specific set of neural impulses and chemicals at work in the brain. What causes this state differs from person to person, but the chemicals and regions of the brain involved are the same. In this sense, happiness is no more an illusion than anything else you experience because everything is processed within the brain.

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