Gallup researchers recently conducted studies of people in more than 150 countries to identify core elements that define human wellbeing. Their research is detailed in Wellbeing: The Five Essential Elements by Tom Rath and Jim Harter. Their findings describe the human experience from suffering to thriving in five universal categories of wellbeing: career, social, financial, physical, and community.
Career wellbeing was determined to be the most critical of the five elements. “Career”
is defined as what you do each day and how you occupy your time,
including home and family care, volunteer work, community participation,
school, or other activities.
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