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Happiness is a prolonged or lasting emotional or affective state that feels good or pleasing.

Overlapping states or experiences associated with happiness include wellbeing, joy, sexual pleasure, delight, health, safety and love, while contrasting ones include suffering, sadness, grief, and pain.

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