10 Feb Is Happiness Normal?
First, a big thanks to Iolanda for bringing this article to my attention.
Second, what are your thoughts on the question in the title to this posting?
You can read the full article by clicking on the following link (click here) but the main message is that unhappiness and negative thoughts are normal parts of life and trying to fight them may not be the best strategy. Instead, it is argued that we should all accept negative emotions for what they are, experiences we will always have along side positive emotions, and view them simply as reactions that do not necessarily define us.
My opinion – there’s a time and place for everything! I agree that “fighting” negativity can sometimes exacerbate the problem but I also know that if we want to we can actively reduce the frequency and intensity of negative thoughts and negative emotions and as a result…be much happier.