Jude
2 min readApr 6, 2024

Happiness is Overrated — There’s a More Satisfying Alternative

I don’t know about you but I absolutely sick to the back teeth (if I had some) of the shiny shit, always-on-live-laugh-love toxic positivity in western culture.

Happiness is often held up as the pinnacle of human experience that we should all strive towards. We're bombarded with messages on social media, in our relationships and at work that we need to be happy, fulfilled, and cheerful at all times.

But what if I told you that happiness is overrated, and that a more steady state of contentment is actually preferable?