Happiness…do we really want it and is it always good for us?

Happiness…do we really want it and is it always good for us?

So much has been written about happiness, positive psychology and a range of related variables in recent years that sometimes we forget to ask a few of the big questions about happiness, health and well being.

For example, why would we want happiness? Is optimism always good or does pessimism serve a purpose sometimes?

Clearly, I’m a fan of happiness, as long as we’re talking real and meaningful happiness and not just hedonism, but at the same time I’m also a fan of thinking through and discussing all of these happiness related matters as thoroughly as possible.

So, with this in mind, I’m happy to invite you to read and reflect on these 2 interesting happiness related articles; and more so, I’d love you to post your thoughts or questions on our Facebook page

In the San Francisco Chronicle, Deepak Chopra asks “Why you don’t want to be happy” – to read more CLICK HERE

And in the Financial Times, Antonia Macaro and Julian Baggini ask “Is pessimism good for us?” – to read more CLICK HERE

Remember, you don’t have to agree with everything in this articles but it’s probably not a bad idea to atleast spend some time thinking about the points they raise and considering how, if at all, they might be relevant to you and your happiness!