Happiness is not a simple choice. Nor is it realistic to expect consistent happiness over time.
To feel, acknowledge, and express our full range of emotions is more authentically being human.
We need to stop shaming those struggling with difficult emotions, so they stop blaming themselves, and feeling like somehow they are “failing” or they are “less than”.
Everyone is going to go through struggles and pain in their lives. It is part of the human experience. We need to start normalizing this.