"Don't worry, be happy" But what if you aren't, is it always a negative state of mind or just a realistic one? Maybe if we stop pursuing happiness and just relax we would realise that there is a serenity in simply 'being'.
I know I should be happy. I know I have every reason to be, and that I’m better off than most. I know that happier people are more successful. I know that just a few mental exercises might help me. Still, when I’m in a bad mood, it’s hard to break out of it. And—I’ll admit—a small part of me regards my nonbliss not as unproductive negativity but as highly productive realism. I can’t imagine being happy all the time; indeed, I’m highly suspicious of anyone who claims to be.