HAPPINESS …is it over-rated? and in fact does thinking about the very act of becoming happy …make us feel even MORE unhappy?
We have a myriad of emotions, and they all have a specific purpose – they feed our mind with helpful information, thoughts, alternative feelings & behaviours that help us live to fight another day. So why do we keep on chasing … happiness?
Human beings are hardwired with a pre-disposition for pleasure (in all its forms oh la la!), and an adverse reaction to pain (ouch!). Yes, sorry guys, it’s all down to our biology & physiology, and there’s nothing we can do about it.
On my journey through my 20’s and 30’s happiness was both a joy and a curse. A joy when I had it (of course), and a royal pain when I didn’t. It’s been a merry-go-round, and one I wanted to get off when the dark clouds of ‘depression’ struck. They say you have to roll with the punches …and I’ve got the bruises to prove it.
Well, I’m glad to say there is always light at the end of the tunnel, and once I stumbled on a couple of ideas and techniques via raiding the self-help shelves, talking to good friends, and listening to amazing new thought leaders – my happiness factor shot through the roof.