Well actually, according to Dr Martin E.P. Seligman, authentic happiness is not ‘out there’ it’s ‘in here’ (insert your imaginery picture of a mind). He reckons it’s about a shift away from pathology, victimology and mental illness to positive emotion and mental health. Whew, that’s quite a mouthful! What that boils down to is that through cultivating happiness traits like kindness, humour, optimism and generosity, you can develop buffers against misfortune and negative emotion, and build authentic contentment, joy and meaning. Have you been nice to someone recently?