Gunther von Hagens and Angelina Whalley: What is happiness? - BODY WORLDS

Gunther von Hagens and Angelina Whalley: What is happiness?

Gunther von Hagens and Angelina Whalley: What is happiness?

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According to Dr Gunther von Hagens, ‘Happiness is an elusive feeling that many are searching for. The fact that there is a direct link between happiness, health and well-being has been proven by major medical studies. In BODY WORLDS: The Happiness Project, these fundamental principles of happiness are examined through the lens of anatomy.’
 
Angelina Whalley, creative and conceptual designer for the BODY WORLDS exhibitions, goes on to add: ‘People tend to view happiness as a state of mind; a state you are either in or not. With BODY WORLDS: The Happiness Project, we are trying to add a new dimension to this view of happiness. Each one of us has a natural happiness baseline, a ‘happiness starting point’ determined by our genes. It’s a point we always return to after encountering negative events and experiences. But, we do have the ability to improve this innate level of happiness; this exhibition reveals how.’