Euphoria overdose: The pitfalls of happiness


Graphic Art by Melissa Reynoso

It was Marielle’s third visit to her psychotherapist. She’s neither crazy nor half-crazy, she swears. She could perhaps have everything anyone could ever dream of, yet she is still surrounded by the shadows of depression every time she reaches toward the light of delight; which almost is, all the time.

To some people like Marielle, it’s easy to laugh but harder to sustain the joy. Even after submerging themselves in watching gag shows and going to parties, they can still be left with a small feeling of hollowness despite their desperate pursuit of happiness. To understand the reasons behind all these bizarre feelings, here are some stunning natures of happiness revealing there are more outcomes of cheerfulness than meets the eye.

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