“We looked at 8 to 10 activities that happy people engage in, and for each one, the people who did the activities more — visiting others, going to church, all those things — were more happy,” Dr. Robinson said. “TV was the one activity that showed a negative relationship. Unhappy people did it more, and happy people did it less.”
But the researchers could not tell whether unhappy people watch more television or whether being glued to the set is what makes people unhappy.
It took some digging around to find the paper. What do happy people do more than unhappy people?
Basically, they socialize more with (relatives, neighbors, friends), go to religious services, have sex, read the newspaper and the Internet, and work.