#107: Are People Generally Unhappy?
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Why are people generally so negative?
Doesn't it seem that the truly happy person is the exception and not the rule?
Is it because our lives do not match up with our visions of what LIFE should be?
I will admit right off that I do not have the answer. Neither have psychologists over the decades or historians over the ages. I am simply posing the question and wondering what your thoughts are.
We're taught that physically it is supposedly easier to smile than to frown, but a smile appears to make others suspect we're up to something.
Not every time of course and not in every situation. But often enough that a curious person has to wonder why so many people seem so unhappy so often. Whether the reason is financial, emotional or physical, most people are not happy, or so it appears by their facial expressions and their language.
Do you have thoughts on the matter?
Your insights might enhance someone's mood if you'd care to share your ideas.
So, why do you think people generally are so unhappy? Or does it simply appear to be this way?