13 Jan Immunising against happiness
Wallis Simpson, the woman for whom King Edward sacrificed the throne of England, once said you couldn”t be too rich or too thin. Had she been familiar with weird science emerging out of an outfit called the American Mental Health Consortium, she might also have warned you against the dangers of being too happy or getting too lucky for your own good.
Happiest folks around the world supposedly face the risk of developing a newly identified syndrome called ê¢__‘–Post-Euphoric Bliss Disorder”. According to the consortium’s spokesman, the ê¢__‘–serenity disease” that can turn extreme good luck into devastating misfortune is most likely to develop after the sudden death of an unloved one, winning the lottery, or passing the bar.
Can happiness or luck have a negative effect? Is it possible that happiness is not all good.