In one study, they found that positive experiences can lead to a relapse in drug’s addict just as much as negative experiences can.
In other words, you can have a bad and a stressful day at work and then relapse. And you can also have a good day where everything goes right and relapse. Weird, but there is an explanation.
There are 2 explanations, actually. The first one is that you are having a good day and a lot of good things are happening, so you want to celebrate. The second explanation is that, in fact, joy is as scary and as painful as misery is.
I would like to stick to the second explanation. Here is why.Read More »I Don’t Deserve Happiness: Joy Is As Scary As Misery