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Maybe You’re Unhappy Because You’re Trying to Be Happy

Stop chasing this fleeting emotional state

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IfIf I spend a day with this person I love, I’ll feel happy. If I write something I’m truly proud of, I’ll feel happy. If I come up with a useful idea at work, if I finish a hard workout, if I watch my all-time favorite TV show, I’ll feel happy.

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