The key to happiness is more simple than you think. Futurist Chet W. Sisk. One of the biggest businesses in the world today is the happiness industry. It’s a push by businesses to get you to buy everything from gongs to meditation tapes, prayer cloths, self-help books, as well as subscriptions to newsletters, podcasts, and YouTube channels.

All for the purpose of helping you get happy. While the industry is finally leveling off, I still see it expanding even more over the next three years as people continually struggle with the unhappiness of challenging financial situations, finding a mate, and existential threats like climate crisis.

We’re in the perfect storm for the happiness industry. Unfortunately, those tokens of happiness may give you a temporary bump, but they can’t keep you there. According to a 2023 evaluation from the World Happiness Report,…

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