“The most certain sign of wisdom is continual cheerfulness”
Michel de Montaigne
The Simplicity of joy
Let’s remember about 11th of July 2010, when after an exciting football match in the final of the FIFA World Cup in South Africa, Spain won their first World title. This event caused great joy in so many football fans and sports fans in general.
Cheerfulness is the emotion that is produced when a favourable event happens. The main causes of cheerfulness are: achieving goals, relationships with friends, Basic satisfactions (food, drink, sex), successful experiences, passing an exam, finding a job, surviving a serious illness, going on holidays, succesfully finishing a degree, getting paid some money, etc.
Extract from the book Universe of Emotions