Putting it all together
Remembered Happiness and Experienced Happiness don’t always match. For example, millionaires as a whole rate their remembered selves higher than people who only make $50,000 a year. But the millionaire may have a bigger house to look after, more responsibilities and pressure at work and a more demanding spouse. So, they may, in fact, have fewer moments of experienced happiness throughout the day and live life less happily. On the other hand, the person who rates themselves as less happy because they don’t have the level of luxury they’d like to have, might, in fact, take day-to-day pleasure in their job or in their garden or in their kid’s success at school and have many moments of bliss in their day. The True Happiness test measures both facets of your life for one universal score.