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I am a healthcare professional and, I am very interested in psychiatry, to my knowledge till now there's no serious clinical work measuring happiness.
<a class="bbc_url" href="http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/matthieu-ricard-worlds-happiest-man-unhappy-buddhist-nepal-book-photographer-a7365191.html">http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/matthieu-ricard-worlds-happiest-man-unhappy-buddhist-nepal-book-photographer-a7365191.html</a>

Anyway some guys measured his brain electric waves and concluded he is the happiest man on earth.

Regardless of the very weak scientific evidence of their work Matthieu Ricard seems to be a very happy man.

I took a look at his portfolio
<a class="bbc_url" href="http://www.matthieuricard.org/en/photographies">http://www.matthieuricard.org/en/photographies</a>

Photography does make people happy since it allows us to look for beauty in what we see
I would go along with that.  There is an expression:  "Take time to stop and smell the roses."  It could probably just as well be: "Stop and look at the roses." 


Have you ever been with, er, non-photographers, and thought it was strange how little of their surroundings they seem to take in?  I guess I have sort of adopted a look for interesting photos mode, even when I don't have a camera with me.