I read an viewpoint/counterpoint in the Atlanta Journal this morning where a left leaning writer said there was no such thing as happiness and quoted someone saying we would be better off if we forgot it! Thankfully, there was a rebuttal from a right leaning writer who completely demolished that argument with a clear explanation of happiness and joy – and how to find it. Best summed up by this part:
“Instead, let me quote from one of Diane’s “mass opiates” — the Bible.
Sitting chained in jail, the Apostle Paul told the Philippians to
“rejoice” in everything. How? “Fix your thoughts on what is true and
honorable and right. Think about things that are pure and lovely and
admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.
….How grateful I am…I have learned how to get along happily whether I
have much or little.”
In other words: choose to focus on the positive, and your feelings will follow.