People in groups are notoriously stupid – not because any individual is, but because people blindly trust & follow group consensus instead of their own common sense.
This is proven by social media every second and you are not immune.
Of course – groups of people can yield amazing things. But whether the outcome/output of a group is considered positive or negative or successful (or not), it has little to do with whether group dynamics are at play or not. They are an incredibly powerful force & few are immune.
Be very careful giving & very careful considering advice that uses absolutes like always, never, biggest, worst, or best because it’s often not true. It can also show arrogance or naivety in its assumption.
It’s foolish to think that one thing applies to over 7.5 billion people.
Happiness is not a choice. It is not a switch you can flip. It is not the result of only having & appreciating positive experiences.
Happiness is the result of having a healthy attitude that allows one to find value in all life experiences, not just the “good” ones.
Pretending to be happy isn’t happiness – and it isn’t healthy. While you may fool some, you won’t fool the one person that it matters to most – yourself. It’s better to admit you’re not happy & work towards a solution than pretend you’re happy and do nothing.
It isn’t likely that lasting happiness will come from the getting of things, but rather from the satisfaction one gets from doing them – and an attitude that allows one to find value in the journey of life & not just a particular destination along the way.
You can be satisfied in your work, fulfilled by your goals (whether you ultimately achieve them or not), comforted by your relationships, pleased with your journey, and grateful for your life without being #happy 100% of the time.