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Well-Being describes a state of overall mental and physical health, strength, resilience and fitness to function well at work and personally. It is an alternative to the goal of ‘happiness’, which tends to describe a transient, short-term state which cannot logically or practically be sustained for long. ‘Happiness’ itself – that active emotion, ‘how I feel now’ – is highly reactive, depending on the right things happening to or around the person. When a sad, worrying or difficult event or thought occurs, that feeling of happiness necessarily ceases or decreases. Happiness is hard to control, being immediately dependent on both an internal mindset and external factors