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Happiness is not sought, it is snatched away;  Understand what the science says

Happiness is not sought, it is snatched away; Understand what the science says

Happiness should be seen as a goal to be achieved and pursued all the time, right? Not right. According to experts, it is an outcome rather than something needed as a central goal. There are even studies that suggest that the search for happiness can generate the opposite effect of it: sadness.

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Research shows that happiness should not be pursued

A team of psychologists led by Felicia Zirwas from the University of California, USA, came to this conclusion. It found that people who value happiness the most were less likely to be happy, both in the short and long term.

What happens is that the concern for happiness is so great that it generates more frustration than joy in these individuals. Fear of exclusion, known by the acronym FOMO, is another problem. All of this prevents a person from appreciating life’s happy little challenges and feeling good about reality itself.

In fact, many researchers have shown that happiness is not a permanent and permanent state of consciousness. Happy moments happen throughout life and are interspersed with moments of deep sadness. This is found in the philosophical works of Plato, Aristotle, Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche, Baruch Spinoza, Immanuel Kant and many other thinkers.

How can you be happy then?

The formula for happiness has been discussed since the first human records, that is, since then forever. Therefore, it can be said that there is no logical way to overcome the dream of joy. However, some practices are effective for getting more calm and being able to enjoy pleasant moments.

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Meditation, a good diet, and physical activity are effective and proven tools that facilitate happiness. All this should be added to the pleasant routine, the details of social life, living in society and the pursuit of ideals.