Questions for Smart People #10

Why does becoming happy feel like work?

Context

I was cleaning out my inbox and came across a good piece from Aeon:

“The happiness ruse: How did feeling good become a matter of relentless, competitive work; a never-to-be-attained goal which makes us miserable?”

To make a long story short, the “happiness” of optimization, peak experiences, and the hot pursuit of good feels is not historically no…

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