I’m Sorry But You Can’t Just “Choose Happiness” All The Time

By Jamie Varon

The idea that happiness is something you can simply “choose” to be at any given point is such bullshit, dangerous advice. It undermines the process that many people have to go through in order to even have the luxury of choosing to be happy. Many people are imbued with fear, toxic beliefs, past pain, and, while I believe there is a moment that…

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