Why the Pursuit of Happiness Makes Us Miserable

Never-ending want drives foolish behavior that’s unhealthy for us and the planet

Robert Roy Britt

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The pursuit of happiness is deeply woven into our collective psyche, prized by psychologists and pushed by self-help gurus, analyzed in countless scientific studies, and even guaranteed as a right in the Declaration of Independence. So it must be an…

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Robert Roy Britt

Editor of Aha! and Wise & Well on Medium + the Writer's Guide at writersguide.substack.com. Author of Make Sleep Your Superpower: amazon.com/dp/B0BJBYFQCB