Can you admit to yourself that you're happy all of the time? I can't. I'm not happy with myself everyday and it's scary to think that I may be conditioned to feel like I can do better and be more positive and be more productive.
Growing up, we learned that we have to "climb the ladder", to push harder than yesterday if I want a different tomorrow, and that we are the decision makers of our fate.
However, the happiness imperative is vague and shallow because no one really knows what happiness is. It's more important to be interested in something beyond ourselves.
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