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True happiness isn't about being happy all the time

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Being open to emotional experiences and being able to tolerate discomfort can allow us to move towards a more meaningful existence.

The way we respond to the circumstances of our lives has more influence on our happiness than the events themselves.

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True happiness

It isn’t about being happy all the time.

Striving for a happy life is one thing, but striving to be happy all the time is unrealistic.

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  • Hedonistic: in order to live a happy life we must maximize pleasure and avoid pain. This view is often short-lived.

  • Eudaimonic approach: it takes the long view and argues that we should live authentically and for the greater good. We s...

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Leading a happy life is not about avoiding hard times.

A happy life is about being able to respond to adversity in a way that allows you to grow from the experience. And experiencing adversity can make us more resilient and lead us to take action in our lives, such as cha...

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