When it comes to finding the secret of happiness, you might be thinking that money or sex will make your life perfect. wrong! According to study after study - in fact, four different ones were done just last year alone has shown how one word can make you happier: Respect! Researchers found when people were respected and had influence in their work environments they experienced lower levels of depression over time while also being more satisfied with life on average - compared to those who didn’t receive these qualities from employers or peers alike. The reason is simple: We quickly adapt to new levels of income and return to our old levels of happiness, but being respected and having influence within a particular group never gets old.