You have been conditioned to respond to phrases, people, and environments in particular ways. For example, the phrase “we need to talk” may elicit bad memories from your childhood. Crowded environments may cause you to feel stressed. You may feel uncomfortable around certain types of […]
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Everyone has adopted identities that they’ve learned from the people around them. For example, for one person, a parent is someone that is controlling and authoritarian. For another, a parent is a friend and a counselor. You see these identities played out and accept them […]
Companies are constantly trying to manipulate your desires. Starting in 2009, Coca Cola ran an ad campaign with the slogan “open happiness.” You are told that if you purchase a particular product, you will be happy. If you stop and think about it rationally, you […]
What are the benefits of happiness? People who are happy don’t suffer from depression, doubt, or anger as much. Happiness helps you be productive, problem solve and be creative. It can help you be more sociable. It can help you have more success at work, […]