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Happiness isn’t a given - and the sooner we face up to that fact, the more likely it is we’ll find satisfaction in our lives

14th January, 2018
Samuel Beckett: ‘The fact is, it seems, that the most you can hope is to be a little less, in the end, the creature you were in the beginning, and the middle’ Pic: Getty

It’s natural not to feel happy all the time. That should be an obvious truth, but somehow - between the hipster beard obsessions, the lattes, smartphone addiction and the prescription meds - it’s a fact that more and more of us seem to be forgetting. Unhappy? Get a personal trainer. Get a therapist. Get some anti-depressants. Question yourself. Feel worse after questioning yourself. Think about what you haven’t achieved in life. Feel bad. Feel worse....

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