Friday, April 27, 2012

Don't Be Happy...Worry

According to Marta Zaraska, of the Washington Post, in an article as printed in the St. Paul Pioneer Press, "Studies show that there is a darker side to feeling good and that the pursuit of happiness can sometimes make you...well, less happy. Too much cheerfulness can make you gullible, selfish, less successful....Research indicates that very high levels of positive feelings predict risk-taking behaviors, excess alcohol and drug consumption, binge eating, and may lead us to neglect threats."


In other words, happiness is bad for your health.


I want to know who did this research and who was paying them? And why can't they just leave well-enough alone?


What's next? Broccoli causes cancer? Exercise leads to weight gain? Sleeping induces insomnia?

No comments: