We are becoming so obsessed with being happy that we’re making ourselves more anxious.
That’s why our “happiness” course at NYU’s Music Business Program is one about building resilience.
After all, it was Harold Kushner author of When All You’ve Ever Wanted Isn’t Enough said:
Happiness is a butterfly–the more you chase it, the more it flies away from you and hides. But stop chasing it, put away your net and busy yourself with other, more productive things than the pursuit of personal happiness, and it will sneak up on you from behind and perch on your shoulder.
And there’s a question of what happiness actually is.
I think my students would like less pressure, more confidence and the ability to meet adversity and then move on.
The Finn’s may have another definition: when you know what is enough, then you’re happy.
Contentment may be the road to happiness.
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