A contrarian view on Happiness by Oliver Burkeman. An interesting aside is the the reference to the Museum of Failed Products. A pretty long tract. But if you get to the end of it, I am sure, it will leave you thinking. Click on the headline for the whole article.
Be positive, look on the bright side, stay focused on success: so goes our modern mantra. But perhaps the true path to contentment is to learn to be a loser