Stop Striving For Happiness

Hard things are good, but don’t necessarily make you happy.

Therefore happiness can not be the goal, if you strive to live a worthwhile life.

In fact, Shigehiro Oishi from the University of Virginia found that meaning is superior to happiness in predicting survival rates in a population.

Stop striving for happiness, instead strive for meaning.

“Those only are happy, who have their minds fixed on some object other than their own happiness; on the happiness of others, on improving mankind, even on some art or pursuit, followed not as a means but as itself an ideal end. Aiming thus at something else they find happiness by the way.”

– John Stuart Mill

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