chapter  6
19 Pages

The Empirical Claims Examined

It is also important to recognise at the outset that, given what happiness is, any society wishing to take active steps to promote happiness in individuals will need to engineer a correlation between what is possible and what people expect. This could be a question of altering circumstances or people, or both. But however it is done, it is a matter of logic that to control one's happiness one needs realistic expectations.