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Everyone Is Miserable: Here's What We Can Do About It

What we need to be Happy

What we need to be Happy

Depression is caused by the lack of what we need to be happy:

  • We need to belong to a group. 
  • We need to be valued by other people.
  • We need to know that we are good at something.
  • We need to know we are secure in our future.

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Everyone Is Miserable: Here's What We Can Do About It

Everyone Is Miserable: Here's What We Can Do About It

https://www.fastcompany.com/40527184/everyones-miserable-heres-why-and-what-we-can-do-about-it

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Unhappiness vs Depression

Unhappiness and depression are on the same platform. They both are caused due to our disconnection from what makes us happy.

What we need to be Happy

Depression is caused by the lack of what we need to be happy:

  • We need to belong to a group. 
  • We need to be valued by other people.
  • We need to know that we are good at something.
  • We need to know we are secure in our future.

Soul-Destroying Work

If the work you're doing isn't meaningful, people are bound to get anxious, depressed and unhappy. The most stress-inducing is the work that is monotonous and boring.

Meaningful Values

To be happy, we need to have meaningful values:

  • Avoid materialism and consumerism.
  • Find lost connections with nature and people.
  • Be more giving.
  • Avoid social media
  • Live by basic values like loving your friends and family, and doing what we love.