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The Happiness Formula

I read this article a few weeks ago about why people aren’t happy right now. In other words, why generation Y Yuppies are unhappy. To clarify…
Let's use Lucy. Lucy is Generation Y, which is the generation born between the late 1970’s and the mid 1990’s. 

Lucy’s parents were born in the 50’s and they are the Baby Boomers. 
Lucy’s grandparents are members of the G.I. Generation, or Greatest Generation who grew up during the Great Depression and fought in the World War II.
Anyways, Lucy is unhappy. And this article narrowed it down to a particular formula which is…


Happiness Formula

So if you think about it, when the reality of someone’s life is better than they had expected, they’re happy. When reality turns out to be worse than the expectations, they’re unhappy. Lucy’s grandparents, were obsessed with economic security and raised her parents to build secure careers. They were taught that there was nothing stopping them from getting to that lush, green lawn of a career, but that they’d need to put in years of hard work to make it happen. The economy was wonderful while Lucy’s parents were involved in their career which left the Generation Y individuals feeling hopeful about their careers when that may have not necessarily happened.  

To read more about the article, click here.
I couldn’t stop thinking about this article. It is SO true. If something in my day goes completely unplanned, there is a possibility my whole day could be ruined from it, which could completely destroy my happiness. This also brings me to my next point, which is to “Expect nothing and accept everything.”

We&Serendipity: Expect Nothing. Accept Everything.

 How can your happiness NOT work out with that philosophy? Expectations are overrated. They are messed up. And you know, I have let myself down from so many expectations in my life. Like one time, I had dated this boy for 2.5 years and for Valentines day, he took me to Subway. See the formula above? If I omitted my expectations from the picture, my happiness never would have altered from that nasty Subway dinner. It’s pretty true. It’s pretty simple. Yet it’s kinda tough too. 

5 comments

  1. those really are so true! I love them! thanks for sharing!
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  2. I read that article too. The illustrations with the garden growing on our expectations made me laugh. But it's so true. We have such high expectations that we are thrown off so easily, which can lead to us being disappointed even when something is actually pretty grate, just not super amazing awesome wonderful. I think i might print this off for our next fhe or something. Its one of those things reminders are good for.

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  3. Absolutely love this post! So true... and WOW Subway for Valentines Day! Haha. Thanks for sharing this, it is just what I needed to hear!
    xo,
    Ashley | Raspberry Glow

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  4. I love this, I really needed this today thank you dear!!!

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