Why Intelligent People Can’t Find Happiness

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Ever so often, you’d come across an individual who accomplishes successfully in every task he or she sets out to do; be it your class topper, your university nerd, or your overly qualified coworker. All these people, despite their achievements and remarkable understanding of problems around them, have one thing in common; they’re hardly ever happy. Their thought process makes it difficult for them to set a standard for themselves that needs to be met, which is why their ever-changing demands and expectations cause them to drift away from happiness…

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5 Things Happy People Do

Sages going back to Socrates have offered advice on how to be happy, but only now are scientists beginning to address this question with systematic, controlled research. Although many of the new studies reaffirm time-honored wisdom (“Do what you love,” “To thine own self be true”), they also add a number of fresh twists and insights. We canvassed the leading experts on what happy people have in common—and why it’s worth trying to become one of them. 1. They find their most golden self. Picture happiness. What do you see?…

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