We have created a culture that has a frightening inability to tolerate discomfort of any kind.
Our culture diagnoses, labels, medicates anything below the baseline of contentment. Many people seem to think happiness is their god-given right, and also believe it should just “happen”, with no work or effort – or it’s not really happiness. I watch our culture hyper focus on the “positive”, on “letting go”, as quickly as possible, of anything that doesn't fit easily into the happiness box. We are admonished to ‘get over it”, “quit moping”, “smile”, to reject anything difficult, to blame and then dump people that don’t live up to our ‘feel good’ measure, have a drink, see a doctor, take a pill. We’re very good at flitting from one “make me happy, look after me person” … to the next.Read More