Secret to happiness ‘is to ignore everyone and everything’

PURE contentment can be attained by paying no attention to anything around you, experts have confirmed.

The Institute for Studies found that the happiest members of society are those who have as little to do with society as possible.

Professor Henry Brubaker said: “The happiest man we found lived in the woods.

“He had installed razor wire around the perimeter of his tree house so that nobody could get near him.”

Professor Brubaker stressed that living in a city was ‘obviously insane’, but warned against moving to a cottage in the country in the hope of escaping other humans.

He added: “People in anoraks will walk past your house and you’ll probably be near a village full of weirdos.

“Just live in a tree. Or a hot air balloon.”