The best things in life are free!

FPJ BureauUpdated: Sunday, June 02, 2019, 08:59 AM IST
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London Not money or fast cars. But laughs, friends and hugs – all these best things in life come for free, so says a study. For the study, researchers asked some 2,000 people what their most important pleasures were. Some 22 per c

ent of the respondents picked laughing, swiftly followed by eating good food with great friends, in second place with 21 per cent. A hug was in third place with 19 per cent, according to the study. The research suggests that despite the worldalt39s focus on materialistic possessions, people still find pleasure in pastimes which do not cost a penny, British newspaper the alt39 Daily Expressalt39 reported. Among the other top 10 pleasures listed was the feel of the sun on your face, reading a good book, walking along the beach and getting into bed with clean sheets. Also popular was watching sunsets, leafing through old photographs and memories and smelling freshly cut grass, reports PTI. Ralph Walker, head of marketing for Apples from New Zealand, which organised the survey to mark the start of the import season, said: ” It seems that in an overly complicated and stressful world wealt39re looking for ways to reconnect with what really matters. ” Family, friends and the beauty of nature make people happiest. Italt39s the simplest things in life that do not cost us anything which seem to bring us the most happiness.”

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