Our level of happiness (or more accurately life satisfaction or well-being) definitely takes a hit when we are diagnosed with CLL, which is reflected by quite a few of the pinned posts sharing how a CLL diagnosis has impacted some members that have powerfully shared their emotional roller coaster ride while living with CLL. Our future becomes uncertain and our health can be significantly impacted, particularly for those of us hit badly by fatigue, increased infections and/or other CLL or treatment related symptoms/side effects, some of which can be permanent.
Professor Brian Martin of the University of Woollongong, New South Wales looks at how well some common ideas on what brings us happiness are supported by research, beginning by questioning whether government policies in Australia and no doubt other nations may be focusing on the wrong goals:
Photo: If you aim for the moon and miss, to you still reach the stars? A local passenger jet heading west under the moon.