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« on: March 29, 2017, 08:13:38 AM »
I came across this article this morning which got me thinking...

Do we put too much emphasis on pursuing happiness? I know that I struggle with anxiety and this article makes a good point.

http://www.livestrong.com/article/1012935-americans-anxious-anyway/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=032917_wed_ed_f
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Re: Pursuit of Happiness is Causing Anxiety Article
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2017, 06:54:35 PM »
I think yes in the States especially. I feel in other cultures there is a more predominant narrative about sacrifice. Here all about happiness. Sometime I see inspirational quotes and think if a MLCer read he would feel entirely justified.

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Re: Pursuit of Happiness is Causing Anxiety Article
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2017, 10:44:20 PM »
Yes. Happiness is transient, like every other emotion. I feel like it's the new "Thin Enough" or "Cool Enough" or "Rich Enough". Now it's "Happy Enough."

But you all know my opinion on that. Be content, the rest will follow.
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