Amplify’d from io9.com
We're guessing this is going to remain a minority view - indeed, there's an entire subfield of psychology that's essentially dedicated to increasing human happiness - but one must admit there's a certain logic to the argument. Here's why happiness, or, as it should more properly be called, "major affective disorder, pleasant type", is a psychiatric disorder:
Read more at io9.com"Happiness is statistically abnormal, consists of a discrete cluster of symptoms, is associated with a range of cognitive abnormalities, and probably reflects the abnormal functioning of the central nervous system. One possible objection to this proposal remains–that happiness is not negatively valued. However, this objection is dismissed as scientifically irrelevant."
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