What if the quest to be perpetually happy was actually making us miserable?
Who doesn’t want to be happy? Who doesn’t want to laugh all day? It’s a wonderful state, deserving of a powerful seat at the good life table. Happiness has become a hot subject of study over the last two decades, along with the explosion of the field of positive psychology.
This near-mystical state comes with myriad benefits, beyond, well, being happy.
- Have more friends
- Are healthier
- Have better immune systems
- Are more active contributors to society
- Get more done at work.
The list of happy-related yumminess is long.
But, what exactly IS happiness? How do we GET it? Is happiness really a MUST for a good life? And, can the dogged pursuit of happiness actually make you less happy?
That’s what we’re talking about on today’s Good Life Project Riff.
Read the full essay here.
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