“Happiness? Do I Need To Take Drugs For That?”

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When I tell people that I am a happiness coach, I get mixed reactions. One reaction is complete disbelief that something like that even exists, as people sarcastically and mockingly say, “What do you even do? Do you prescribe drugs to be happy?” One person even said, “Do I need to perform sexual favors to be happy?” Naturally, the most skeptical people are often the most unhappy and in need of real intervention.

Still, the lesson, at least for me, is that people are completely delirious about:

– What happiness is?

– Why is it important?

– And how to become happy?

I mean, sure, drugs can help give short-term pleasure, but they usually result in long-term unhappiness, so naturally, it isn’t the best solution. Of course, there are some over-the-counter drugs designed to make people happier, like anti-depressants. However, most people who consider them already have very deep problems, which can’t be exclusively treated by drugging oneself. Sure, I can continue talking about some recreational drugs, but again, they lead to short-term pleasure and no real long-term improvement in well-being.

Of course, the whole drug discussion is a joke. They say “drugs,” but it could be anything like partying, gambling, retail therapy, overstimulation of emotions via comedy, social media, eating, and many other ways.

However, real happiness comes from within, not just from doing some random actions, as otherwise, drug dealers, heavily tattooed people, and people with cars and the latest iPhones would be happy. However, there are more than enough examples of people who are still unhappy despite having it all. 

In fact, many times, things that we want to have in order to be happy, other people already have, and they are still unhappy, raising the question again:

– What is happiness?

– Why is it important in the first place?

– And how do we become happy?

The real solution is to cultivate happiness in our lives through “right decisions,” but these take time to learn and understand what exactly we need to do to be happy. Luckily, here at Optimal Happiness, we have already cracked the code for what happiness is and how to reach Optimal Happiness, which is an ideal state of well-being that we can all have regardless of who we are, where we are from, and what our life circumstances are. So if you or someone you know is in need of some positivity, send them to us.

Stay happy!

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Roman Russo: Author of Optimal Happiness

Roman Russo wasn't always happy and struggled with his own negative emotions, anxieties, and depression, until one day he pledged to resolve this part of life, whatever it took. The journey took 6 years, but it was worth it. Today, Roman considers himself to be one of the happiest people alive, part of the 1% of the happiest elite, and he now teaches others a working and universal happiness formula to reach a similar goal. He offers his best advice on Optimal Happiness social media, newsletter, blog, and books, and teaches a complete and unconditional happiness formula in his online courses.

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“The problem is that of optimization,” states Roman Russo, author of Optimal Happiness: The Fastest & Surest Way To Reach Your Happiest Potential. There is plenty of advice on how to be happier or less sad, but no one is speaking about how to become the happiest we can be. And this is the difference that makes all the difference. By not looking at our maximum potential for happiness, we fall short of achieving it. After all, we all have hundreds of ideas on how to be happier or less sad, but most people still feel like they are not living their best lives. As such, Optimal Happiness explores the question of how to be the happiest we can be, regardless of who we are, where we are from, and what our life circumstances are. It proposes a complete and unconditional formula for happiness and explains how you too can become happy today and forever, inviting you to join the 1% happiness elite and become one of the happiest people alive.

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