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Following your passion versus solving a problem

There’s an entire industry geared towards promoting the idea of following your passion. From self help books through to online affirmations, personal development courses and discovery retreats, we teeter in breathless anticipation of the next best guru to come along and tell us how work can make us happy. And yet, following your passion is one dimensional. If you hold it up to the light of criticism and critique, you

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Achieving worklife balance with the help of misery

We are in the midst of a cultural war on misery. Yet achieving worklife balance may depend on us recognising the virtue of dissatisfaction and unhappiness when it comes to progress. From blogs that glorify the busyness and always-on productivity, to courses that people spend thousands of dollars on to scale up some kind of pay-as-you-go enlightenment, we have a thriving mood-economy gorging on our desire to acquire a permanent

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Social Change Events

Welcome to the Hacking Happiness social change events page. Part of the goal of Hacking Happiness is to bring like-minded people together to bust what it means to be successful down to size and explore the art of true contentment. We’re bringing people together to talk about happiness, why it doesn’t measure up currently, and to reclaim it for ourselves. If this sounds like fun, pop along! We run all

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What is happiness glorification?

Happiness glorification certainly has us all in a tizzy. We love the idea of happiness, yet so few of us define it on realistic terms. Welcome to the golden age of smiling through everything, the universe having a reason for seemingly random events and your financial indicators somehow proving you’re indeed happy. Wellness, mental health and a seemingly unobtainable benchmark of rosy cheeked happiness are big issues and big industries

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