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75 Ways To Stay Unhappy Forever

75 Ways To Stay Unhappy Forever
Dale Carnegie once said, “It isn’t what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It’s what you think about.” I don’t think anyone could say it any better than that. I’ve watched so many friends search tirelessly for happiness by changing jobs, moving to new cities, pursuing intimate relationships, and tweaking all sorts of other external factors in their lives. And guess what? They’re still unhappy. So with that in mind, here are 75 ways to stay unhappy forever. And now that you know what not to do, let me tell you a secret about happiness. In fact, according to a recent scientific study, overall levels of happiness decline from one’s teens until one’s 40s and then pick up again until they peak in one’s early 70s. Photo by: Helga Weber Related 8 Things Unhappy People Refuse to Admit “People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be.” August 29, 2013 In "Happiness" 9 Things You Do NOT Need to Be Happy September 15, 2013

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