I recently read in a book entitled “The Happiness Trap” that most humans have far more negative thoughts than positive ones. It was a legitimate study conducted by professionals and published in a peer reviewed journal.
We are by nature pessimistic, condemning and prone to complaining.
The human race probable evolved this way because negative thought patterns keep you alive more than optimistic thoughts.
Happiness doesn’t have much to do with the preservation of the species.
That explains a lot.
The takeaway–of course you’re a miserable bastard, stop pretending that you are not. Now go try to have a fulfilling life and stop obsessing on perpetual happiness.
Don’t give your thoughts a lot of credence.
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