By Dr Christian Jarrett, from Womankind #10: Tiger. Suppose there were a device you could buy that zapped your brain whenever your mood dipped. Using it meant you were always ‘happy’ and there were no unpleasant side-effects. When, years later, you looked back on your life, it would be fair to say you’d spent most of it in a happy state. Does this sound like a life worth living? Of course it is lovely to experience joy and bliss from time to time, but psychologists and philosoph...
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