Stop Chasing Happiness: 17 Alternative Ways to Live a Great Life
Happiness is more like a place you occupy than an object you obtain. Some days you’ll be there and some days you wont, but the more time you spend thinking about being happy, the less likely you are to spend time being so.
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It's far better to be yourself and risk having people not like you than to suffer the stress and tension that comes from pretending to be someone you’re not, or professing to like something that you don’t.
It's the process of trying to guess what other people want and what will make them like us, and then acting accordingly.
It's actually a way of manipulating people's perceptions of us.
We don’t actually fool anyone when we're trying to look happy, but our real feelings are far from positive.
Our expressions expose us and are registered and mirrored by other people. So trying to suppress negative emotions actually increases stress levels of both people more than if we had shared our distress in the first place.