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Anuj Sharma

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Why do we chase happiness?

If each emotion we experience is for a reason then why do we try to not to experience some of them as they are? Why there is a race for happiness out of the entire range of emotions? Is it a new phenomena or has the happiness always been sought the most? Is it a human need ?

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    Jan 15 2012: happiness is not what everyone seeks,its what everyone prefers.We do not prefer sadness because we do not want to experience the feel of sadness.its our mindset,of every human.And it is not even human need,it is the way that we choose to live in this complicated world.

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