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I would say it is impossible. Beeing unhappy is a necessary experience to make the feeling of happiness arise. Maybe there is some joyful state that can presist over time without unhappiness but i doubt it. As I see it, unhappiness at times comes with the deal of living.


This is a big question, but here are a few thoughts. While we could argue about the details, concepts around set points and the hedonic treadmill have reasonable empirical support. The general finding is that life satisfaction ratings are fairly stable from year to year (Lucas & Donnellan, 2007) which suggests that there are relatively stable individual ...

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