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Subject:  Happiness Date:  6/3/2015  3:19 PM
Author:  PucksFool Number:  1610 of 1929

To paraphrase Steve Jobs: you're thinking it wrong.

http://www.vox.com/2015/6/2/8686191/happiness-myths
As a therapist, the number-one goal I hear from my patients is: "I just want to be happy." I ask, "What would being happy mean to you?" The answers range from "Everything I wish for will happen" to "I will feel good all the time" to "I won't ever feel sad or disappointed."

These patients are deeply misguided: believing that bliss is a permanent, attainable state is both unrealistic and emotionally dangerous. Awful things occur that we cannot control, and that will and should at least temporarily affect how we feel.


Six myths follow. The story is worth going to for the photo at the top of the article by itself.

PF
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