If you’re reading this you probably already know but…why happiness matters!

If you’re reading this you probably already know but…why happiness matters!

via the Huffington Post by Nathalie Thompson 

Happiness matters, more than you might realize. It's important to your physical and mental health, your resiliency in the face of obstacles and crises, and believe it or not, your happiness is important to the happiness of the world at large.

Your Happiness Matters to the Whole World

Yes, you heard me — your personal happiness is important to the happy quotient of the entire world. But somewhere along the way, we've picked up this horribly damaging belief that wanting to be happy is selfish and arrogant. We've made ourselves believe that what we want most in life is not important, and that we don't deserve it.

We've somehow managed to twist ourselves so out of alignment with Who We Really Are that we've come to believe that suffering is expected, and even virtuous! We've come to believe that in pursuing our own happiness, we will somehow destroy or negate the happiness of others. And so we give up on believing that our own happiness matters and we resign ourselves to a lifetime of misery because we don't want to hurt anyone and we don't want anyone to think badly of us.

But here's the thing: Being happy yourself is one of the best things you can do to help other people be happy, too! 

…keep reading the full & original article HERE