It seems like everyone’s trying to be happy. Happiness is constantly marketed to us as a goal that we need to reach. Are you happy? Are you happy right now? No? Well that’s a problem! Buy this product and you’ll be happy. Drink this. Eat that. Join this club. Live this lifestyle. Buy this book with a special, one-of-a-kind lesson taught from uber-spiritual Lamas.
The problem is that happiness is kind of like The Force. You do… or you do not. There is no try. In fact, trying to be happy tends to mean that you’re not going to be happy. Like trying to grab Jell-o, the harder you squeeze, the more it’s going to slip through your fingers. Paradoxically, the best way to be happier… is to stop trying to be happy.