All of us want to be happy. Many of us pursue happiness in different ways, and sometimes that includes trying to block out “less than happy” emotions.
You might have noticed that becoming obsessed with this pursuit can actually make you less happy in the long run.
That’s because all emotions are meant to be experienced. They are meant to pass through you, and when you suppress them or try to pretend they aren’t there they will just come back to you with a vengeance.
So how do we be truly happy?
That’s exactly what Susan David has spent her career studying.