The Numbing Effect
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Some people don’t want you to be happy. I could pat you on the back and say something inane like, “Well, honey, those people aren’t really your friends.” But the trouble is, they ARE your friends. Your friends, your family, your coworkers, people you barely know. They tell you often that they want you to be happy, but the truth is, they don’t want you to be happier than they are, especially if they’re miserable. Your happiness just activates their envy, and usually does nothing for their appreciation of you.
Certain times of the year, holidays in particular, can be hard. Depression is a big factor. It seems people are either really depressed during the holidays or too busy to be depressed. The authentically happy person is a beautiful rarity. If I take a good look at …
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