20 Sep 5 Great Myths about Happiness!
Following on from the book review I published in this morning’s free eNewsletter (you can sign up at www.thehappinessinstitute.com), I thought I’d quickly list the 5 most common myths about happiness…
- Happiness is mostly due to external circumstances (such as income or wealth)…WRONG (it’s much more associated with our thoughts and relationships)
- Happiness is something you’re either born with or you’re not…MOSTLY WRONG (but partly right)
- Happiness levels cannot be changed (we all have a set point)…MOSTLY WRONG (we can all boost our happiness if we do the right things)
- Happiness should not be directly sought…WRONG (there’s no reason why happiness shouldn’t be an overarching goal)
- Happiness is a selfish endeavour…TOTALLY WRONG (real happiness is just as much about caring for others as it is about caring for ourselves)
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