How many books do you think there are on happiness?Over 12,982. (According to a “happiness” search on Goodreads, anyway.)
Happiness is even written into the Declaration of Independence: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.
Philosophers love to philosophize about happiness: Aristotle wrote, “Happiness is the meaning and purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.”
And scientists too: check out The Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley.
I think it’s safe to say that people are kind of obsessed with happiness. I kind of am too (it’s in my site’s tag line for goodness’ sake).
But new research is showing that the active pursuit of happiness may actually be making us more unhappy. Huh?
There’s a few reasons that this can be the case.