Happiness Is Two Scales

This mental re-framing immediately tracks for me. The eradication of unhappiness does not guarantee happiness. The maximizing of happiness does not remove influences of unhappiness.

It’s a trope at this point—to “have it all” and still be unhappy. Perhaps it’s having it all…and excesses.And within those excesses are a few obligations that carry the load of unhappiness. Pruning that dead wood will free up energy to invest in the “it all” which is deeply valued.