New York Times contributing writer Arthur C. Brooks penned an essay this past weekend on the futility of our constant pursuit of happiness.
For one thing, the people who score highest on Happiness metrics tend to also score higher on Unhappiness. What’s important is the net deficit or surplus of happiness:
Bad: UnH > H
Good: H > UnH
Brooks cites numerous ways in which we make ourselves less happy even as we pursue a sense of well-being. [Read more...]