Todd’s Two Cents – Too Cheerful

I was talking to my daughter last Sunday and she asked me, “Dad, why are you so cheerful all the time? You can’t always feel that way, do you?” I didn’t exactly know what to say. I ventured, “Yes, I am cheerful most of the time. She said that sometimes it was hard to trust me because I was cheerful all the time. This was a viewpoint I had not thought of.

I looked into this and this is not an unusual or odd idea. Here is a quote: “It is possible to actually be too happy — not to be someone who forces themselves to be happy (and hides all their sadness) but to actually be too happy. People who are indiscriminately happy may lack compassion for others and lose the ability for self-reflection.”  from the following link.

Food for thought…

Happy listening,