7 Ways to See if You’re as Happy as You Pretend to Be

Are you as happy as you think you are? Or is your joy subpar?

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We are pounded with the idea of being happy all the damn time.

If there’s a moment, just a moment, where there’s a slip in our grin, then we’re written off by the universe. That’s the eighth deadly sin. Our existential purpose is to be happy, to

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Emily Wilcox

Emily Wilcox

I imagine in a parallel universe I might be a caricaturist or a botanist or somewhere asleep on the moon — but here, I am a writer.