A new study from the University of California, San Diego School of Public Health suggests that happiness is not as complicated as some people imagine.
It is not possible to find happiness by boasting or exaggerating about others, and others tear you down if they allow it. As you move forward in life, you have to create and grow it. Stop telling everyone what you should keep personally and stop sharing.
It’s okay to tell a few friends you can trust when you need them, but not to tell everyone what’s happening in your marriage, or to tell people whose surnames you don’t even know. Share too much with others, and you give them more control over you, and you should remember that the world is full of poisonous people who want nothing more than for others to fall for you. Wearing your heart on your sleeve will make it more painful for you and others.
You have to identify your weaknesses before you tear everyone around you apart, not just yourself, but your family, friends, and colleagues as well.
When you and your partner are arguing, don’t tell everyone how angry you are. The more you share with others and the more negative you perceive in them, the more negative people will see you as well.
When you get into financial trouble, no one needs to know, not even those involved in your finances and certainly not your friends and family.
Instead of building up the people around you, you are too attached to their destruction, and the more people know about it, the more jealous you become.
Over-sharing is the real problem of our time, and it causes more unrest than we tend to realize. While I don’t care what other people think when they look at me, I like to do more than they can at the moment. If I have a problem with someone, I keep it to myself unless the situation calls for more. Live your life the way you want.
You should do what makes you happy because other people are looking for it. When you speak, we should pause for a moment and reflect, perhaps even pause for a bit longer.