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Four Ways Happiness Can Hurt You

May 22, 2012

In recent years, we’ve seen an explosion of scientific research revealing precisely how positive feelings like happiness are good for us. We know that they motivate us to pursue important goals and overcome obstacles, protect us from some effects of stress, connect us closely with other people, and even stave off physical and mental ailments.

This has made happiness pretty trendy. The science of happiness made the covers of Time, Oprah, and even The Economist, and it has spawned a small industry of motivational speakers, psychotherapists, and research enterprises.

Clearly, happiness is popular. But is happiness always good? Can feeling too good ever be bad?

Excerpt of an article written by June Gruber, at Greater Good. Continue HERE

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