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.

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Happiness

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Daria B 1 year ago

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

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#2

Happiness

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John L 1 year ago

Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet - Aristotle

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#3

Happiness

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Alusair Alustriel 1 year ago

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

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Alusair Alustriel 1 year ago

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

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#5

Happiness

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Heidi Smith 1 year ago

this looks almost like Calvin and Hobbes

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#6

Happiness

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Amanda Panda 1 year ago

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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#7

Happiness

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Pui Suwa 1 year ago

And dog too :)

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#8

Happiness

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Hans 1 year ago

:)

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#9

Happiness

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Asia 1 year ago

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

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#10

Happiness

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Vera Deme 1 year ago

The only thing I really need is sleeping.

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#11

Happiness

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Neeraj Jha 1 year ago

Well played, Sun!

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#12

Happiness

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Daria B 1 year ago

Ahah. This one is actually genius.

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#13

Happiness

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Daria B 1 year ago

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

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#14

Happiness

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Daria B 1 year ago

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

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#15

Happiness

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Stille20 1 year ago

Literally how I cope sometimes

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#16

Happiness

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Nele 1 year ago

Well, that's me.

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#17

Happiness

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Anna Brandigi 1 year ago

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

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#18

Happiness

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John L 1 year ago

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

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#19

Happiness

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John L 1 year ago

All good people deserve their own happy four-legged child

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#20

Happiness

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Daria B 1 year ago

Guess I'm personality type C, then...

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#21

Happiness

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Amanda Panda 1 year ago

Everything in moderation, even soda!

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#22

Happiness

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Anna Brandigi 1 year ago

I love mr lovenstein comics

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#23

Happiness

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#24

Happiness

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Antti Pimiä 1 year ago

haha, I love this one :D

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#25

Happiness

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Qurratul 1 year ago

So true

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#26

Happiness

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Donna King 1 year ago

Me to myself

#27

Happiness

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Daria B 1 year ago

Can't afford it, so I hate it all. ♬♪

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#28

Happiness

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Michel M. Prins 1 year ago

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

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Happiness

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#31

Happiness

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Anna Brandigi 1 year ago

Unless it's humid

#32

Happiness

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Anna Brandigi 1 year ago

I prefer corners

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#33

Happiness

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#34

Happiness

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Daria B 1 year ago

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

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#35

Happiness

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Crystllee 1 year ago

Nice

#36

Happiness

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Michel M. Prins 1 year ago

Making the best out of situations. Love it!

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#37

Happiness

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Crystllee 1 year ago

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

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#38

Happiness

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Jaclyn 1 year ago

This one made me lol

#39

Happiness

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Alusair Alustriel 1 year ago

Question of priorities

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#40

Happiness

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Daria B 1 year ago

"On Your Face" (M.C. Hammer)

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#41

Happiness

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Michel M. Prins 1 year ago

Well, that took an abrupt turn

#42

Happiness

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Cayman 1 year ago

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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#43

Happiness

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Crystllee 1 year ago

True love. Amen.

#44

Happiness

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moonsong23 1 year ago

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

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#45

Happiness

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Rachel Hudak 1 year ago

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

#46

Happiness

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Amanda 1 year ago

Lol

#47

Happiness

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Andrea Jones 1 year ago

Meanwhile, happiness craps on your head.

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#48

Happiness

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Soft Karina 1 year ago

o/

#49

Happiness

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Hope Floats 1 year ago

I so admire people who live carefree lifes ,who don't worry about what's happening to our world, don't worry about terrorism ( current no.1 fear) and all of societies problems.. Perhaps some of us were just born more carefree then others?

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#50

Happiness

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moonsong23 1 year ago

Napstablook

#51

Happiness

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#52

Happiness

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Ok Ha-Neul 1 year ago

then fucking do it

#53

Happiness

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#54

Happiness

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Ok Ha-Neul 1 year ago

satan

#55

Happiness

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#56

Happiness

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Anna Brandigi 1 year ago

Expecting everything to be awful doesn't always help though

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#57

Happiness

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Hope Floats 1 year ago

That old ' life' thing again..Forever in the way of contentment. .. ( Sigh...)

#58

Happiness

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Ok Ha-Neul 1 year ago

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

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Happiness

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#61

Happiness

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#62

Happiness

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#63

Happiness

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#64

Happiness

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#65

Happiness

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#66

Happiness

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Neurotic_Octopus 1 year ago

Sure there is, Step 3 is "go back to bed". (Also, totally love the TMNT pajamas) :)

#67

Happiness

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#68

Happiness

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Hope Floats 1 year ago

And who make you feel like Einstein. .

#69

Happiness

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#70

Happiness

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#71

Happiness

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Lilya 1 year ago

What?

#72

Happiness

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moonsong23 1 year ago

I don't get it.

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