Happiness is the greatest mystery of humankind since love. Everyone seems to have a different idea of what it means to be happy, and what you need in your life to truly feel it. Some people spend most of their lives searching for it, while others are simply glad to be alive.

In 2011, the United Nations introduced a survey called the World Happiness Report, which they have conducted every year since then. It's the first-ever study to use happiness as a measurement of international development, and weighs factors such as GDP per capita, life expectancy, and social freedom in over 155 countries. The 2017 Report, published in February, listed Norway as the world's happiest country.

Here at Bored Panda, we don't exactly have the means to conduct a full international survey, but we did put together some comics about happiness to get your serotonin flowing. Tell us in the comments what makes you happy, and share this with a friend who might need a little boost today.

#1

Happiness

zenpencils Report

Daria B
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Wisely put, but I still want to be myself and follow my desires. ^_- ♥

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#2

Happiness

zenpencils Report

John L
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet - Aristotle

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#3

Happiness

owlturd Report

Alusair Alustriel
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Exept when the smile doesn't reach the eyes. And that's the most likely case witha fake forced smile :P

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#4

Happiness

cinismoilustrado Report

Alusair Alustriel
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My dog never ate his vomit.... :x Does that mean he's not happy?

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#6

Happiness

owlturd Report

Amanda Panda
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

People see, based on their perception. If you are always looking out for the bad, you will always find negative, when you appreciate and look for the good, you will see positive. Change your perception, change the way you see life.

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#9

Happiness

peanuts Report

Asia
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Don't care what others say. Do what makes YOU happy :)

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#10

Happiness

Owlturd Report

#12

Happiness

Mimi and Eunice Report

Daria B
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Ahah. This one is actually genius.

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#13

Happiness

mrlovenstein Report

Daria B
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Iiiii haaaave.... I gotta stop smiliiiing. It gives the wrong impression, I... I love you-all-the-saaaaaameeee. ♬♪

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#14

Happiness

theawkwardyeti Report

Daria B
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Nah... I'm eternally happy when I buy and admire my uselessly precious action figures. ♥

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#15

Happiness

Owlturd Report

#17

Happiness

poorlydrawnlines Report

Anna Brandigi
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Why would you do the same thing anyway? Variety is the spice of life!

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#18

Happiness

loadingartist Report

John L
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Everything comes in cycles. Appreciate the cycle and happiness will come naturally.

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#19

Happiness

Natalya Lobanova Report

John L
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

All good people deserve their own happy four-legged child

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#23

Happiness

Peanuts Report

#27

Happiness

Owlturd Report

Daria B
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Can't afford it, so I hate it all. ♬♪

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#28

Happiness

Enzo Report

Michel M. Prins
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Wow, that's... surprisingly positive. Kudos on that guy

#33

Happiness

shermanslagoon Report

#34

Happiness

Andy Singer Report

Daria B
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The one on the right makes me worried for his genitals..... O_o

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#37

Happiness

Lil-R-Mena Report

Crystllee
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Put red hair on this girl and I would swear it was a photo of me!

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#42

Happiness

Peanuts Report

Cayman
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

DON'T BE SAD SNOOPY! (so much for all the previous comics that said "How to be happy: be a dog.)

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#44

Happiness

mrlovenstein Report

moonsong23
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

No, the true answer to this question is tiny blueberry sans.

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#45

Happiness

The Oatmeal Report

Rachel Hudak
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

the oatmeal.com rocks! Love this one in particular. <3

#49

Happiness

owlturd Report

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#51

Happiness

drunkencatcomics Report

TUSHAR SINGH
Community Member
3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The way to happiness goes through the stomach

#55

Happiness

peanuts Report

#56

Happiness

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Anna Brandigi
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Expecting everything to be awful doesn't always help though

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#57

Happiness

owlturd Report

#58

Happiness

1111comics Report

Ok Ha-Neul
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

i dont get people who say money can't buy happiness like fuck you money can buy tacos and pizza and that makes me pretty damn happy

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#59

Happiness

anythingcomic Report

#60

Happiness

tapirware Report

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#61

Happiness

theawkwardyeti Report

#62

Happiness

Lawson Chambers Report

#63

Happiness

pearshapedcomics Report