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The Real Cause of Unhappiness - How to be Happy 4

Happiness doesn’t come from circumstances, and neither does unhappiness.

Money, possessions, fame, or power can’t make you happy, and terrible things happening
to you don’t have to make you unhappy unless you hang onto them and let them define you.

Unhappiness comes from fear. 

There are two main fears: 

the fear of not having enough, and
the fear of not being enough.

If you think about it, it makes sense. All the worries about money, job security, possessions, bigger
houses, and power come from the fear of not having enough. The worries about what other
people think, not being loved, not being able to do something well, or getting fired come from
the fear of not being enough.

But why is fear such a huge part of our lives? By world standards, we are incredibly well off,
so why are we still afraid of not having enough? And we were obviously good enough
to get as far as we are, so why are we still afraid of not being enough? 

Where does all this fear come from?

The answer is in the structure of the br…