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

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Daria B 2 years 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 2 years ago

Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet - Aristotle

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#3

Happiness

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Alusair Alustriel 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years ago

this looks almost like Calvin and Hobbes

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#6

Happiness

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Amanda Panda 2 years 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 2 years ago

And dog too :)

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#8

Happiness

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Hans 2 years ago

:)

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#9

Happiness

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Asia 2 years ago

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

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#10

Happiness

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Vera Deme 2 years ago

The only thing I really need is sleeping.

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#11

Happiness

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Neeraj Jha 2 years ago

Well played, Sun!

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#12

Happiness

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Daria B 2 years ago

Ahah. This one is actually genius.

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#13

Happiness

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Daria B 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years ago

Literally how I cope sometimes

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#16

Happiness

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Nele 2 years ago

Well, that's me.

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#17

Happiness

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Anna Brandigi 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years ago

All good people deserve their own happy four-legged child

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#20

Happiness

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Daria B 2 years ago

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

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#21

Happiness

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Amanda Panda 2 years ago

Everything in moderation, even soda!

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#22

Happiness

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Anna Brandigi 2 years ago

I love mr lovenstein comics

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#23

Happiness

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#24

Happiness

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Antti Pimiä 2 years ago

haha, I love this one :D

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#25

Happiness

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Qurratul 2 years ago

So true

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#26

Happiness

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Donna King 2 years ago

Me to myself

#27

Happiness

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Daria B 2 years ago

Can't afford it, so I hate it all. ♬♪

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#28

Happiness

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Michel M. Prins 2 years ago

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

#29

Happiness

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#31

Happiness

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Anna Brandigi 2 years ago

Unless it's humid

#32

Happiness

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Anna Brandigi 2 years ago

I prefer corners

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#33

Happiness

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#34

Happiness

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Daria B 2 years 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 2 years ago

Nice

#36

Happiness

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Michel M. Prins 2 years ago

Making the best out of situations. Love it!

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#37

Happiness

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Crystllee 2 years 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 2 years ago

This one made me lol

#39

Happiness

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Alusair Alustriel 2 years ago

Question of priorities

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#40

Happiness

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Daria B 2 years ago

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

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#41

Happiness

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Michel M. Prins 2 years ago

Well, that took an abrupt turn

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#42

Happiness

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Cayman 2 years 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 2 years ago

True love. Amen.

#44

Happiness

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moonsong23 2 years ago

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

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#45

Happiness

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Rachel Hudak 2 years ago

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

#46

Happiness

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Amanda 2 years ago

Lol

#47

Happiness

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Andrea Jones 2 years ago

Meanwhile, happiness craps on your head.

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#48

Happiness

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Soft Karina 2 years ago

o/

#49

Happiness

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Hope Floats 2 years 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 2 years ago

Napstablook

#51

Happiness

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TUSHAR SINGH 6 months ago

The way to happiness goes through the stomach

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#52

Happiness

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Ok Ha-Neul 2 years ago

then fucking do it

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#53

Happiness

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TUSHAR SINGH 6 months ago

Stupidity brings happiness

#54

Happiness

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Ok Ha-Neul 2 years ago

satan

#55

Happiness

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#56

Happiness

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Anna Brandigi 2 years ago

Expecting everything to be awful doesn't always help though

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#57

Happiness

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Hope Floats 2 years ago

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

#58

Happiness

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Ok Ha-Neul 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years ago

What?

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#72

Happiness

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moonsong23 2 years ago

I don't get it.

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