Now loyal readers will know that I am a bit of an equation aficionado, so when I saw the write-up in the Daily Telegraph, I had to put it to the test.
Happiness = baseline average mood + what you can settle for (CR) + what you'll get on average if you gamble (EV) + the difference between that and what you actually get (RPE). The recurring ∑-function weights each factor in turn by its recent history
Blessed is he who expecteth nothing for he shall not be disappointed
For me? I'm a simple kitty and after many years of painstaking research I believe I have found the real secret to happiness. It can be equated as follows:
H = ∊K + ∊SG x ⊃N∞→
Happiness = kibble + stinky goodness x naps to infinity and beyond
aficionado - an expert on fish