by Honolulu Mother
This long Oatmeal cartoon muses on what happiness means, and suggests that our definition of happiness is too limiting. The author won’t call himself happy. Instead, he says, “I do things that are meaningful to me, even if they don’t make me ‘happy.'”
(The cartoon is way too long to display in the post; you’ll have to follow the link)
If asked, would you describe yourself as happy? Or content? Unhappy? Or do you agree with The Oatmeal that those terms are too limiting to really capture the experience of living?
And if you’d like to be happier, the internet has no shortage of suggestions. E.g.