Have you noticed how many books there are in the bookstore on how to be happy?
Which raises the question on why, in a recent poll, only 1/3rd of Americans claimed to be happy.
We have fallen into the “happiness trap,” chasing after happiness as if that is the goal of life.
Over the past few weeks, I have been doing lots of interviews in lots of places about my new book, The Immutable Laws of Living. In just about every interview, they ask me about the Immutable Law, “It isn’t about happiness.” Some have even asked how that can be so, since the forefathers of the United States noted the right of “pursuit of happiness.”
First, their concept of happiness was far deeper than our current definition of a feeling of elation — usually about something that “happens.” But second, pursuit is different than having.
When we chase happiness, it stays just out of reach. Keeping us trapped in the chase… trying to find the next thing that will finally do it… only to find that it fails, too.
What’s the answer?
Listen to this episode to find the way out of the trap.