Great Britain

Sociologist Dr. Natavudh Pudhavi (Nattavudh Powdthavee) from the University of York (UK) argues that children do not make people happier. The latest survey of the adult population of Great Britain showed that there was "almost zero Interaction between human happiness and the presence of children in the family, and as a consequence, parents and childless people are experiencing the same satisfaction from their lives. In an article published in the journal "Psychology", the scientist wrote that many Parents remember for a lifetime such milestone in the life of the child, such as his first smile, and believe that it compensates them all the hardships of daily existence. But the reality is on the contrary: it is the daily care of the family to overshadow all the little joys. When a man wants to imagine what it's like to be a mother or father in fact, he is inclined to think about the positive aspects rather than on the difficulties that it will inevitably come to expect. This is because we believe that the rare moments of happiness, such as the first smile of a child, completion of studies at the university, marriage – all these factors give us a powerful and long-term positive momentum in other words make us happy. But as a rule, positive emotions are short-lived.

Instead, parents are forced to deal with the daily routine and at the same time participate in the thick processes associated with raising a child: school, cooking, laundry. It is these minor, according to scientists involved have a negative impact on our perception of life, in general, and the everyday joy in particular. All of these moments, of course, may be considered controversial, at least for the simple reason that a young 30-year-old scientist does not yet have neither family nor children. But he has a girlfriend, with whom, in spite of the results research, he is going to start a family. Probably wants to scientifically prove or disprove their own research.