Happiness is what you make it

While negative events can cause ongoing unhappiness, “[hoping for happiness from positive events appears misplaced.](https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2352827319302204#!)”. Oof.

On the plus side, it might be freeing to understand that waiting for that promotion/relationship/event won’t make a difference to your happiness. Embrace who you are and what you have today.