The road to a happier life is available in each bookstore. Self-help gurus offer their guides for a few euros. Don’t worry, be happy. But is happiness that easy?
Psychologist and Happiness researcher Ad Bergsma will explore the relationships between luck and happiness. Is it true that outgoing people encounter more luck, because their "sunny outlook" influences their overall behaviour? Is the Pygmalion Effect (self-fulfilling prophecy of good omen) real and probably involved with being and feeling lucky? Can we escape pain and sadness with optimism and positive thinking, or do negative emotions serve an important function in our lives? We might need a bit of luck to be happy.