In a wonderfully, insightful post on why woman are unhappier than ever, Ann Althouse concludes with a thought that really got me thinking:
Anyway, why are women so sad? I think it’s because we think about our feelings so much and care so much about being happy.
This applies to men as well. When we try too hard to be happy, we don’t often find ourselves feeling any better. It called to mind something I’ve experienced. On those days, when I’ve had the choice to slack off or work hard. It’s easier to slack off. But, when I work hard, at the end of the day, I always end up feeling better.
Food for thought and commentary, perhaps.