You would think that the external factors have everything to do with your happiness (especially nowadays!). But did you know that each of us is responsible for 40% of our own happiness? And I don’t mean those bursts of spontaneous short-lived happiness-es, but rather the permanent kind, the one that colors your entire life (well, not purple necessarily..) I din’t think so either.
I read a handout on a recent prescription and was warned of the following side effect: having a false sense of well-being.
Could be me. Seriously. How do I know if that good feeling I’m feeling is actually false? Will my good friends tell me? Isn’t that feeling a good thing? Is it optimism? Is it courage? false in terms of what? in terms of whom? If I believe it, it isn’t true? What facts will prove my sense of well-being is false, not true? I’m trapped in dualistic thinking, a side effect of reading prescription labels. Continue reading “A Possible Side Effect: Having a False Sense of Well-Being”