Is Happiness Really A Choice? – By: Michael Weinberger

Is Happiness Really A Choice?

I have discussed with friends, therapists, and support groups on whether happiness is really a choice. I have been presented with scenarios like dealing with death in a family, a terminal illness, a chronic condition (especially bipolar disorder, depression or anxiety), personal failures and professional failures to name a few.

The question has always been, “How can I really be happy when all of these things outside of my control have such a strong influence on my life?”.

I’ve spent my life dealing with a diagnosis of bipolar disorder, an abusive father, divorce, failed businesses and addiction (to name a few of the highlights!). Everyone has their story. While I learned from a very early age that starting your day … Read the rest