Why Happiness Isn’t The Ultimate Goal And It’s Okay

We use the terms ‘happy’ and ‘happiness’ loosely in everyday life. This morning I could have said ‘a cup of coffee will make me happy’ and it wouldn’t have been a lie – it just would have been my own expression of the value that a cup of coffee would give me. At the same time, is it possible to truly be absolutely happy in the long run?

As species, we’re built to overcome, fight, develop, and grow. And life is full of misery, challenge, and troubles, which is why people get so frustrated when they don’t feel happy and content. However, is happiness truly what we need to strive for? This post is about my own experience rejecting happiness as the ultimate goal and paradoxically feeling more content as a result.

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