Every Wednesday is Tip Day (or List Day, or Quiz Day).
This Wednesday: 10 myths about happiness -- which do you believe?
I'm leaving my desk for a few days, so in my absence, thought I'd re-post one of my favorite round-up pieces, about ten widespread myths about happiness.
A while back, each day for two weeks, I posted about Ten Happiness Myths. Here they are, for your reading convenience.
No. 5: A "treat" will cheer you up.
No. 6: Money can't buy happiness.
Note: I wish that in this post, I'd made it clearer that I wasn't talking about restorative, peaceful solitude, which most people crave to a greater or lesser degree (I certainly need enormous quantities, myself) -- but rather the drained, can't-get-off-the-couch kind of isolation that sometimes sets in when you're feeling too blue to connect with others. In that state, pushing yourself to see other people is likely to give a lift.
No. 10: The biggest myth: It's selfish to try to be happier.
Agree? Disagree? Am I missing an important myth?
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