Who Doesn't Want to be Happy?


Are you as happy as you want to be?

Time magazine suggests we are "wired" for happiness. Why then haven't we made more progress toward a satisfaction that lasts?

Most of us want to laugh more often, to have friends who care about us, to live purpose-filled lives, to have a calm center even when others are panicky. Yet even minor irritations can easily derail happiness. Why is that?

Social psychologist David Myers, author of The Pursuit of Happiness, summarizes our unsuccessful efforts:

We excel at making a living but fail at making a life.

We celebrate our prosperity but yearn for purpose.

We cherish our freedoms but long for connection.

In an age of plenty, we feel spiritually hungry.

The fact is, we want to be happy, but we don't know how.

Is help available? Can people truly expect to find deep contentment and delight? If so, how?

My research shows me that while we were made to relate, we find it terribly difficult. Our

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