“HAPPINESS IS A CHOICE”
Never before, in the history of the Internet, have I seen four words set off such a firestorm of debate.
On one side, we have those who agree with the above statement and believe that happiness is indeed a choice (or an “inside job”, if you will), and on the other, we have those who vehemently disagree and believe that it is a result of external circumstances (or, in other words, what happens to us).
It doesn’t matter where these four words pop up—whether it’s a Facebook post, a YouTube video, or a blog like this one—they always split people roughly 50/50, with one half encouraging the other to simply choose happiness and to be more optimistic and the other half (which usually professes, rather openly, that they are suffering from depression currently, have suffered from it in the past, or know someone affected by it) arguing that “it’s not that easy”...
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