Why You Should Stop Chasing Happiness | Warrior Notes

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By Chris Albert and Chris Albert: Veteran. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

Everyone talks about the "pursuit of happiness" as if happiness is the end-all, be-all of living. One question hardly anybody ever asks themselves is whether or not happiness should be the aim in the first place.

Here's the deal: chasing happiness hardly ever brings you true happiness. Doing something meaningful, on the other hand, leads to a happier life, or it allows you to deal with the trials and tribulations of life more effectively. According to Viktor Frankl, the author of Man's Search for Meaning, meaning comes from doing something meaningful, and people find meaning in one of two ways:

1) dedicating themselves to a cause higher than themselves

2) dedicating themselves to someone other than themselves

In this podcast, I talk to you about the mistakes many veterans and civilians make in pursuing happiness, and how you can lead a better life by chasing meaning instead.

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