2 thoughts on “The Happiest People Don’t Have the Best of Everything

  • February 3, 2012 at 7:18 am

    It is true that our interpretations of events can differ vastly according to our past experiences and our level of emotional health.

    But is happiness a result of seeing things positively (hence the “see things positively” advice) or is a positive outlook a result of happiness and emotional health? Because it the latter is true the “see things positively” advice is useless, if not cruel – a little bit like saying “walk” to a tetraplegic.

    But again, I suppose the answer is both, the old chicken and egg story. We need to integrate and heal old trauma in order to have a positive outlook, but it does not hurt to try to see things more positively in order to get better.

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  • March 1, 2012 at 12:22 pm

    THis hit me as all together true and something we don’t often think about. Thanks for spotlighting so profound of way of looking at things!

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