The launch of Action for Happiness offered some important insights, but should we be wary of putting the cart before the horse?

This article titled “This pursuit of happiness makes me queasy” was written by Madeleine Bunting, for guardian.co.uk on Wednesday 13th April 2011 10.06 UTC

Within the space of an hour, I’d been hugged several times, I’d been led through a short meditation and I’d been bombarded by messages such as “if you can’t change it, change the way you feel about it” and “happiness is a decision”. It was the launch of Action for Happiness and everyone else looked pretty jolly. So perhaps it works.

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