Happiness Myths Busted Just for You


Happiness is one of those things everyone is searching for in life. Even if you’re happiness level is already pretty high, you might still be searching for happiness in all the wrong places. There are so many misconceptions about happiness in the world that you might not realize, which is why you’re not happier. Here are some of the biggest happiness myths around – and a good lesson as to why you should be happy with what you already have rather than looking forward to being happy later in life.


Money – as they say – cannot buy you happiness. It can buy you nice things and remove some of the stress from your life, but if you’re not already happy in your life, you’re not going to find happiness in your bank account. The only way money can help your life is financially. Being miserable and coming into a bunch of money is not going to make you happy longer than a few weeks while you shop for all the things you want. You’ll still be miserable at the end of the day.

Another Person

If your happiness is not within you, you will not find it in someone else. One of the biggest mistakes people make in life is searching for that special someone who completes them. You have to complete yourself. You have to be happy with you before you can truly be happy with someone else. And for the love of love, someone else is not going to provide you with the happiness missing in your life.

Not Compromising

You might hear that true happiness comes from never compromising yourself. Don’t mistake this for not compromising at all. You have to compromise in life, but that doesn’t mean you have to compromise yourself. There is a big difference between the two. For example, deciding to eat Italian because your husband wants it instead of the Chinese you want is the kind of compromise you have to occasionally make in life if you want to be happy and not selfish. Compromising your integrity, beliefs and morals is not something you have to do – ever.

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