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Posts about Happiness. One of the tricky things about Happiness is that sometimes directly pursuing it doesn’t work or is even counterproductive. Happiness isn’t (and can’t be) the only important thing, but it is nonetheless important. Thus LessWrong dealt a lot with questions about happiness and how to pursue it.

“Happiness is a choice. If you’re so smart, how come you aren’t happy? How come you haven’t figured that out? That’s my challenge to all the people who think they’re so smart and so capable.”—Naval Ravikant

See also: Gratitude, Well-being

Pain is not the unit of Effort

alkjash24 Nov 2020 20:00 UTC
495 points
89 comments5 min readLW link2 reviews
(radimentary.wordpress.com)

Scien­tific Self-Help: The State of Our Knowledge

lukeprog20 Jan 2011 20:44 UTC
227 points
502 comments10 min readLW link

Be Happier

Klevador16 Apr 2012 1:51 UTC
165 points
267 comments35 min readLW link

You are prob­a­bly un­der­es­ti­mat­ing how good self-love can be

Charlie Rogers-Smith14 Nov 2021 0:41 UTC
140 points
18 comments12 min readLW link1 review

Not for the Sake of Hap­piness (Alone)

Eliezer Yudkowsky22 Nov 2007 3:19 UTC
101 points
108 comments3 min readLW link

For Hap­piness, Keep a Grat­i­tude Journal

Peter Wildeford15 Jul 2013 21:11 UTC
37 points
29 comments5 min readLW link

How to Be Happy

lukeprog17 Mar 2011 7:22 UTC
221 points
207 comments17 min readLW link

A sim­ple guide to life

jasoncrawford3 Apr 2022 18:09 UTC
22 points
3 comments1 min readLW link
(jasoncrawford.org)

App and book recom­men­da­tions for peo­ple who want to be hap­pier and more productive

KatWoods6 Nov 2021 17:40 UTC
133 points
43 comments8 min readLW link

Buy­ing happiness

gjm16 Jun 2016 17:08 UTC
62 points
34 comments4 min readLW link

Ureshiku Naritai

Alicorn8 Apr 2010 20:08 UTC
216 points
157 comments6 min readLW link

Joy in the Here and Real

Screwtape10 Nov 2023 17:22 UTC
18 points
0 comments2 min readLW link

Chakras & Qi—Old Sto­ries for the Base-Line Ex­pe­rience. Im­prove your phys­i­cal & men­tal health by con­nect­ing body and mind.

leggi8 Dec 2019 4:22 UTC
5 points
0 comments4 min readLW link

Prole­gom­ena to a The­ory of Fun

Eliezer Yudkowsky17 Dec 2008 23:33 UTC
61 points
52 comments6 min readLW link

Op­ti­mal Philan­thropy for Hu­man Beings

lukeprog25 Jul 2011 7:27 UTC
49 points
86 comments7 min readLW link

You should just smile at strangers a lot

chaosmage25 Sep 2023 20:12 UTC
13 points
10 comments1 min readLW link

The Good Life in the face of the apocalypse

16 Oct 2023 22:40 UTC
82 points
8 comments10 min readLW link

The best things are of­ten free or cheap

Adam Zerner18 Mar 2021 2:57 UTC
25 points
15 comments3 min readLW link

Long-term Short-term Happiness

UtilityMonster8 May 2022 15:53 UTC
10 points
2 comments2 min readLW link

Evolu­tion Doesn’t Have Feelings

UtilityMonster3 Jul 2022 17:13 UTC
−1 points
0 comments1 min readLW link

Sub­sti­tute goods for leisure are abundant

Adam Zerner5 Mar 2023 3:45 UTC
17 points
7 comments5 min readLW link

How Can I Max­i­mize My Hap­piness?

UtilityMonster11 Jul 2022 17:40 UTC
6 points
2 comments6 min readLW link

Want­ing vs. Lik­ing Revisited

Scott Alexander9 Jul 2011 20:54 UTC
62 points
9 comments4 min readLW link

On not get­ting a job as an option

diegocaleiro11 Mar 2014 2:44 UTC
51 points
190 comments2 min readLW link

Buy­ing Value, not Price

Jacob Falkovich29 Apr 2019 15:51 UTC
32 points
9 comments3 min readLW link

The Neu­ro­science of Pleasure

lukeprog27 Mar 2011 23:57 UTC
50 points
17 comments11 min readLW link

And the word was “God”

pchvykov30 Aug 2022 21:13 UTC
−22 points
4 comments3 min readLW link

Ca­ma­raderie at scale: in search of shared identity

eq24 Apr 2023 16:46 UTC
8 points
2 comments8 min readLW link

His­tory of the the­ory of well-being

David Hartsough30 Sep 2022 10:08 UTC
5 points
0 comments1 min readLW link

Over­pay­ing for hap­piness?

cousin_it1 Jan 2015 12:22 UTC
50 points
67 comments1 min readLW link

Micro Habits that Im­prove One’s Day

silentbob1 Jul 2023 10:53 UTC
59 points
9 comments5 min readLW link

What makes a good life? This is my map.

MartinB22 Nov 2019 15:10 UTC
26 points
20 comments4 min readLW link

Sublimity vs. Youtube

Alicorn18 Mar 2011 5:33 UTC
31 points
61 comments1 min readLW link

ALERT⚠️ Not enough gud vibes 😎

Pee Doom12 Nov 2021 11:25 UTC
10 points
3 comments1 min readLW link

Sun­set at Noon

Raemon21 Nov 2017 2:05 UTC
204 points
27 comments17 min readLW link

Masochism vs. Self-defeat

Psychohistorian20 Apr 2009 21:20 UTC
2 points
10 comments2 min readLW link

En­joy­ing food more: a case study in third options

MBlume16 Mar 2011 6:23 UTC
25 points
48 comments2 min readLW link

Be more effec­tive by learn­ing im­por­tant prac­ti­cal knowl­edge us­ing flashcards

Stenemo12 Oct 2022 18:05 UTC
5 points
2 comments1 min readLW link

The 5 Pillars of Happiness

Gabi QUENE4 Oct 2023 17:50 UTC
−24 points
5 comments5 min readLW link

Martin Selig­man’s “Authen­tic Hap­piness”

David Gross27 Dec 2020 5:06 UTC
10 points
1 comment6 min readLW link

Choose To Be Happy

DanArmak1 Jan 2011 22:50 UTC
29 points
26 comments2 min readLW link

Strat­egy of In­ner Conflict

Jonathan Moregård15 Nov 2022 19:38 UTC
9 points
4 comments6 min readLW link
(honestliving.substack.com)

Im­pos­tor syn­drome: how to cure it with spread­sheets and med­i­ta­tion

KatWoods9 Feb 2023 21:04 UTC
27 points
2 comments19 min readLW link

Si­mu­la­tion the­ol­ogy: prac­ti­cal as­pect.

Just Learning5 May 2021 2:20 UTC
11 points
6 comments3 min readLW link

Im­ple­ment­ing the Se­cond Virtue: Feel the Emo­tions Which Fit the Facts

LukeOnline9 May 2021 5:47 UTC
5 points
0 comments4 min readLW link

What makes us happy and de­pressed?

Marius Hobbhahn3 Oct 2021 6:25 UTC
16 points
6 comments19 min readLW link

Books Wor­thy of Integration

Roven Skyfal20 Feb 2022 8:03 UTC
13 points
2 comments3 min readLW link

Open-ended ethics of phe­nom­ena (a desider­ata with uni­ver­sal moral­ity)

Ryo 8 Nov 2023 20:10 UTC
1 point
0 comments8 min readLW link

Sim­ple Appreciations

Jonathan Moregård23 Jan 2024 16:23 UTC
17 points
11 comments4 min readLW link
(open.substack.com)

Where to Live for Happiness

ethanmorse7 Jun 2022 1:09 UTC
19 points
6 comments26 min readLW link
(210ethan.github.io)

Men­tal Health and the Align­ment Prob­lem: A Com­pila­tion of Re­sources (up­dated April 2023)

10 May 2023 19:04 UTC
245 points
52 comments21 min readLW link

The Su­per Happy Peo­ple (3/​8)

Eliezer Yudkowsky1 Feb 2009 8:18 UTC
108 points
55 comments16 min readLW link

How to have a happy quarantine

mingyuan15 Mar 2020 3:42 UTC
81 points
20 comments4 min readLW link

Are wire­heads happy?

Scott Alexander1 Jan 2010 16:41 UTC
177 points
109 comments5 min readLW link

​​ Open-ended/​Phenom­e­nal ​Ethics ​(TLDR)

Ryo 9 Nov 2023 16:58 UTC
3 points
0 comments1 min readLW link

Ineffec­tive en­trepreneur­ship: post-mortem of Hippo, the hap­piness app that never quite was

Elizabeth27 May 2018 23:03 UTC
11 points
1 comment1 min readLW link
(effective-altruism.com)

Hap­piness Is a Chore

SquirrelInHell20 Dec 2017 11:13 UTC
13 points
30 comments1 min readLW link
(squirrelinhell.blogspot.com.es)

How to Pro­mote More Pro­duc­tive Dialogue Out­side of LessWrong

sweenesm15 Jan 2024 14:16 UTC
16 points
4 comments2 min readLW link

Par­ent­ing and Happiness

jefftk3 Oct 2012 13:43 UTC
39 points
41 comments5 min readLW link

On En­joy­ing Disagree­able Company

Alicorn26 May 2010 1:47 UTC
67 points
254 comments7 min readLW link
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