want happiness? science says you should stop looking for it -- by adam grant
emily kate moon stashed this in happiness
"When we pursue happiness, our goal is to experience more joy and contentment. To find out if we’re making progress, we need to compare our past happiness to our current happiness. This creates a problem: the moment we make that comparison, we shift from an experiencing mode to an evaluating mode."
finding flow is what creates happiness. well, that and a few other things.
or, as was the case for the man who is the main example in this article, getting married! zing! which brings us back to this: http://pandawhale.com/post/48545/men-win-marriage
The phrase "pursuit of happiness" seems bunk.
There is no way to happiness because happiness IS the way.
Your article on what leads to flow is relevant here, too:
there is no way to happiness because happiness IS the way.
that's really good, adam.
Adam Grant once said that the secret to happiness is that there is no secret to happiness:
..which makes me want to read this article again: