Like searching for the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, finding happiness may prove elusive. Recent studies investigated the way in which one values happiness has an influence on one’s actual feelings of well-being. Evidently, focusing on the goal of happiness could actually make you unhappy.
It appears that those who placed a high value on happiness were not necessarily any happier. Furthermore, valuing happiness more and trying harder to feel happy, can actually lead to greater disappointment.