The Zen of happiness

“People may be happiest when they’re not monitoring their own happiness,’’ Mauss contends. That doesn’t mean we should completely abandon the pursuit of happiness and resign ourselves to leading unhappy lives. But rather, we should pursue happiness the right way — defining it as leading a meaningful life, rather than partaking in hedonic pleasures.

That’s from the Boston Globe today and about “a review paper published last week in the journal Perspectives on Psychological Science [in which] researchers define what they call the ‘dark side of happiness.’'”

The article didn’t link to the paper (making me slightly unhappy) but I found it here.

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