Don't worry-be unhappy

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Registered: 01-03-2001
Don't worry-be unhappy
Wed, 04-04-2012 - 12:09pm

According to new research discussed in this iVillage article, happiness may not be all that it's cracked up to be:

"What side of the bed did you wake up on today? If your mood is less than sunny-side up, don’t worry, be unhappy. Things might just be looking up for you. New research conducted by psychologists at Yale University suggests that happiness isn’t all that it’s cracked up to be -- it may not be beneficial at every level, in every context, for every reason, in every variety." READ MORE

Are you happy?Would you ever be mistaken for hyper-happy?


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Registered: 09-02-2003
Wed, 04-11-2012 - 11:54am
That's funny - I'm reading a book called the Happiness Project right now and so I find myself disagreeing with the article. I think you have to clarify between actually BEING happy and ACTING happy. I think there is a difference. And being happy is more closely related to being content than that outwardly cheerful demeaner.

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Registered: 01-03-2001
Mon, 04-09-2012 - 11:23am

I suppose I am content instead of "happy" --- I'm rarely Hyper-happy!