” It is now possible to quantify people’s levels of happiness pretty accurately by asking them, by observation, and by measuring electrical activity in the brain, in degrees from terrible pain to sublime joy. “


” Happiness is a real, objective phenomenon, scientifically verifiable. That means people and whole societies can now be measured over time and compared accurately with one another. Causes and cures for unhappiness can be quantified. “


” One in six people suffer depression or a chronic anxiety disorder. These are not the worried well but those in severe mental pain with conditions crippling enough to prevent them living normal lives. “


” Working lives are for the state to influence. Unemployment makes people unhappy. So does instability. “


” Most people come to fear not death itself, but the many terrible ways of dying. “


” People want the right to die at a time of their own choosing. Too many families have watched helplessly as a relative dies slowly, longing for death. “



All 6 Polly Toynbee Quotes about People in picture


It is now possible to quantify people
Happiness is a real, objective phenomenon, scientifically verifiable. That means people and whole societies can now be measured over time and compared accurately with one another. Causes and cures for unhappiness can be quantified.


One in six people suffer depression or a chronic anxiety disorder. These are not the worried well but those in severe mental pain with conditions crippling enough to prevent them living normal lives.
Working lives are for the state to influence. Unemployment makes people unhappy. So does instability.
Most people come to fear not death itself, but the many terrible ways of dying.
People want the right to die at a time of their own choosing. Too many families have watched helplessly as a relative dies slowly, longing for death.
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