Why the quickest route to happiness may be to do nothing
Psychological research shows that the harder we strive to be happy, the less likely we are to achieve that goal
What's the quickest way to happiness? Do nothing. My latest article for
examines research showing that the "pursuit of happiness" can make you more stressed and lonely. Particularly true at Xmas and New Year w/ all the heightened expectations
Happiness: the harder you strive for it, the further it flies away, research suggests. #InternationalDayOfHappiness
Fascinating: People who take a more “accepting” attitude to negative feelings actually end up more satisfied with their life long-term. “When you are striving to be happy, you may become judgemental and unaccepting of negative things in your life."
An easier option than reprogramming the biosphere, but not as effective...
#happiness #suffering #ethics #CRISPR #psychology