Getting Better is Not as Easy as You May Think

The first step towards getting well is admitting you have a problem. Since I recognised my condition, I have striven to overcome it with alcohol, drugs, and mindless activity. But I must always be alert, because the golden retriever of cheerfulness can sneak up on one at any time and inevitably leads to serious disruptions of normality.

It is proposed that happiness be classified as a psychiatric disorder…..

https://jme.bmj.com/content/medethics/18/2/94.full.pdf

Author: Uisce úr

Though I am old with wandering Through hollow lands and hilly lands, I will find out where she has gone, And kiss her lips and take her hands; And walk among long dappled grass, And pluck till time and times are done, The silver apples of the moon, The golden apples of the sun.

8 thoughts on “Getting Better is Not as Easy as You May Think”

      1. Every cloud has a silver lining; always look on the bright side; there is that of god in every man; as ye sow so shall ye reap etc etc … all that and a hefty dollop of luck. Emigrating from the UK didn’t do any harm either. It’s just fortune Alan and being (trying to be) nice to people. Oh, and being realistic – I never expected a car, a yacht and an aeroplane as the song has it. By the way, I do enjoy your writings. Interesting stuff and some home truths.

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  1. I haven’t read the article but my bias tells me that happiness should be the norm we aim for. To call happiness abnormal is semantics. Abnormal means not normal but is usually a negative term, we need a positive word that describes a condition that is different from normal.

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