What is the opposite of happiness? Come on, hands up. Who has the word sadness in mind right now? If you do you’re not alone…
I have recently been re-reading ‘The 4 Hour Work Week’ by Tim Ferriss. It’s an eye-opening and inspiring book. I’d suggest any budding entrepreneur add it to their reading list. At one point Tim asks the seemingly simple question: What is the opposite of happiness?
If you are in the majority who answers sadness, then Tim would argue that you are wrong. Happiness and sadness are simply two sides of the same coin, two aspects of the same emotion. In the same way, he suggests, love and hate are not opposites. Both are an expression of a very strong emotional reaction to something or someone.
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