“unhappiness about being unhappy”

​our current mental-hygiene philosophy stresses the idea that people ought to be happy, that unhappiness is a symptom of maladjustment. Such a value system might be responsible for the fact that the burden of unavoidable unhappiness is increased by unhappiness about being unhappy.

Edith Weisskopf-Joelson. Qtd. in Man’s Search for Meaning. Viktor Frankl.

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2 thoughts on ““unhappiness about being unhappy”

  1. The quote in Man’s Search for Meaning p113-114 (printed 2006) ; “unavoidable ??Happiness” correctly states “Unavoidable [un]happiness”

    ​our current mental-hygiene philosophy stresses the idea that people ought to be happy, that unhappiness is a symptom of maladjustment. Such a value system might be responsible for the fact that the burden of unavoidable happiness is increased by unhappiness about being unhappy.

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