03 Feb Is there validity to those arguing against happiness?
There is, in some quarters, a backlash against happiness with the main argument being that there’s nothing wrong with and/or we should appreciate “negative” emotions such as sadness and grief.
Well of course we should accept that it’s normal, from time to time, to experience anxiety and frustration etcetera. But this has little or nothing to do with the fact that we can work towards experiencing more happiness; and more so, there are significant benefits for those who do so.
It’s all about accepting appropriate human emotions but coping as quickly and effectively as possible with the “unhelpful” ones and maximising and enjoying the more helpful and positive ones.
Nevertheless, this is an interesting issue for all those who give some thought to why we feel what we do so click here to read “Happiness: enough already”.