A Perspective Shift on the 'Steps to Happiness' Narrative

April 24, 2015 3:48 PM

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The promise of a happy ending to a good story tends to be what keeps the pages turning. Interest fades when the story projects a vision of destined demise. It makes sense that moments of bliss capture our attention when forecast with a series of competing unpleasantries.

It makes even more sense that our longing to sustain these moments would be, at times, whole-heartedly pursued. However, I believe our culture presents a choice in the narrative that accompanies efforts towards a pursuit of happiness. We either work to find it in a moment, and our mood becomes the m...

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