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Why the world doesn’t want you to be happy


I’m going to share with you a snippet of Matt Haig book’s “Reasons to stay alive”, this is very thought provoking about how the world manipulate our minds, I would like to know your opinions about this matter.

The world is increasingly designed to depress us. Happiness isn’t very good for the economy. If we were happy with what we had, why would we need more? How do you sell an anti-ageing moisturizer? You make someone worry about ageing. How do you get people to vote for a political party? You make them worry about immigration. How do you get them to buy insurance? By making them worry about everything. How do you get them to have plastic surgery? By highlighting their physical flaws. How do you get them to watch a TV show? By making them worry about missing out. How do you get them to buy a new smartphone? By making them feel like they are being left behind. To be calm becomes a kind of revolutionary act. To be happy with your own non-upgraded existence. To be comfortable with our messy, human selves, would not be good for business.




Oh school I don’t miss your prison

Where we were held as hostages for long and boring eight hours

I don’t miss listening to the ticks of the clock ticking on the wall

Waiting for the bell to ring

I don’t miss students’ obsession and anxiety about grades instead of knowledge

Oh, don’t you see that you turned the brilliant minds

Into a dying flame

Oh, school you’re just a factory for making future robots

Who follow the rules without questioning