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How Happiness Doesn't Work Part 2

This is a continuation of the How to Be Happy Series, if you have any thoughts, comments or opinions feel free to share.

These are all traps (the things that we belive are meant to make us happy) (if you read the previous post you'll understand what the traps are), but they’re very easy to fall into, especially with media and advertisers giving us a push every chance they get! 

In case you don’t already know, the main purpose of television, magazines, newspapers, and all popular media is to sell advertisements. That’s how they make money. They produce content to get your attention so you’ll see as many of their ads as possible.

Meanwhile, the advertisers’ goal is to get you to buy products. This is obvious enough; the
insidious part is that if you’re generally content with your life, you won’t feel compelled to buy
much. To get you to buy, advertisers intentionally do everything they can to convince you that something is missing in your life, and if you were just prettier, had whiter t…