Stop trying to be happy

“Valuing happiness is not necessarily linked to greater happiness. In fact, under certain conditions, the opposite is true. Under conditions of low (but not high) life stress, the more people valued happiness, the lower were their hedonic balance, psychological well-being, and life satisfaction, and the higher their depression symptoms.”

~from a study referenced in “Is Facebook Making Us Lonely?” by Stephen Marche, published in The Atlantic

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