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I do not seek to understand that I may believe, but I believe in order to understand. For this also I believe, –that unless I believed, I should not understand.-- St. Anselm of Canterbury (1033-1109)

Friday, November 21, 2014

The Habits of Unhappy People

Yesterday I posted on the morning habits of happy people. The Huffington Post has published on the seven habits of unhappy people.
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Here are the 7 qualities of chronically unhappy people.

1. Your default belief is that life is hard.

2. You believe most people can't be trusted.


3. You concentrate on what's wrong in this world versus what's right.

4. You compare yourself to others and harbor jealousy.

5. You strive to control your life.

6 You consider your future with worry and fear.

7. You fill your conversations with gossip and complaints.
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The details of each can be read here.

2 comments:

mike helbert said...

Generalizations are easy to construct. However, they tend to lack substance. In this case there are many folks who have brain chemistry that causes depressed and unhappy attitudes. There are folks who may demonstrate one or two of the characteristics on this list. But, would be considered happy on the rest. I liken this article to the pop psychology of Dr.(?) Phil.

Allan Bevere said...

In this case there are many folks who have brain chemistry that causes depressed and unhappy attitudes.

Mike, having been a pastor for thirty years, I'm well aware of that. But also having been a pastor for thirty years, I also know that regardless of the physiological challenges people face, there are things they can do to help themselves at least ameliorate their situation. Thank God for modern medicine that helps so many, but there are actions that can be taken on the part of the person as well that can and often does help.

That's not pop psychology.