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The happiness ruse

19 mins | Nov 17, 2019
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How did feeling good become a matter of relentless, competitive work? In today's culture the imperative is to avoid being – or even appearing – unhappy, so why has sadness been airbrushed out of the frame? Cody Delistraty writing in Aeon magazine delves into the history of our quest for happiness and all that we lose in our rejection of sadness.

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