Contrary to the billion-dollar positive thinking industry – and our constitutional “unalienable right” to pursue happiness, attaining happiness as a final, end goal is unrealistic. Not only can it set us up for disappointment, it’s just not how life really works.
Happiness is really more like a “by-product” of living a life of meaning. This article explains happiness from a biological perspective, and gives a new level of understanding as to why “happiness” can sometimes feel so elusive….
We’re not designed to be happy.
Even so, evolution has given us a way to compensate for this built-in “default” setting: the ability to step back, evaluate, discern, strategize, distinguish patterns, plan, dream, imagine…..
Read the article and let me know what you think. Humans aren’t designed to be happy, so stop trying.Image by TukTukDesign from Pixabay