“The Tyranny of Positivity: A Harvard Psychologist Details Our Unhealthy Obsession With Happiness”

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In a video for Big Think psychologist Susan David discusses the “tyranny of positivity.” “Happiness has become an expectation, but David notes that we can’t forget that there is no one state of being that a person is entitled to, as she puts it: life’s beauty is inseparable from its fragility. Humans must develop the skills and capacity to deal with difficult times, not sweep it aside as a glitch in the smooth delivery of constant happiness.”

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