History's Great Thinkers Tell You How To Get Happy

06/29/2015 08:58 am ET

(CNN) -- It's almost like clockwork: Just when things in our lives are going well, a problem at work or school or with a loved one will crop up to bring us down.

Even if "getting happy" is something we actively pursue as a goal, it can be a struggle to find happiness and hold onto it. Those unhappy events seem to keep coming. How do happy people get happy and return to a happy state when these hiccups arise?

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