Bobby McFerrin’s carol echoes, “Don’t worry, be happy.”
“Every man has the right to liberty and pursuit of happiness,” insists the US constitution.
“Think positive,” all great guys say.
But there is also an opposite version that says too much stress on positive thinking can be toxic.
JS Mill said it well: “Ask yourself if you are happy, and you cease to be so.”
The Journal of Clinicial Psychology mentions, “Could it be that the pressure itself to be happy contributes to some form of unhappiness?”
The only people who make money are authors who tell others how to make money, says my boss.
As for me, I draw strength from the words: “Collaborate with the inevitable.”
We all react differently in different situations. I was in the car with a close friend. I started cribbing how I miss my family. Believe me buddies, this friend literally cried: “You want your family back; you are apart. I want to part from my partner; I have been forced to hang on.”
What a cruel reality! Destiny, if only I could catch you physically, I will hang you upside down and force feed raw bitter gourd for breakfast along with green chillies. Sorry no water.